Discrete vector solitons in Kerr nonlinear waveguide arrays
Abbreviated Journal Title
Phys. Rev. Lett.
SPATIAL SOLITONS; SOLITARY WAVES; POLARIZATION INSTABILITY; DISPERSIVE; MEDIA; DARK; Physics, Multidisciplinary
We report the first experimental observation of discrete vector solitons in AlGaAs nonlinear waveguide arrays. These self-trapped states are possible through the coexistence of two orthogonally polarized fields and are stable in spite of the presence of four-wave mixing effects. We demonstrate that at sufficiently high power levels the two polarizations lock into a highly localized vector discrete soliton that would have been otherwise impossible in the absence of either one of these two components.
Physical Review Letters
"Discrete vector solitons in Kerr nonlinear waveguide arrays" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3923.