Discrete solitons and soliton-induced dislocations in partially coherent photonic lattices
Abbreviated Journal Title
Phys. Rev. Lett.
WAVE-GUIDE ARRAYS; INCOHERENT-LIGHT; PHOTOREFRACTIVE MEDIA; CRYSTALS; BEAMS; Physics, Multidisciplinary
We investigate both experimentally and theoretically the interaction between a light beam and a photonic lattice optically induced with partially coherent light. We demonstrate a clear transition from two-dimensional discrete diffraction to discrete solitons in such a partially coherent lattice and show that the nonlinear interaction process is associated with a host of new phenomena including lattice dislocation, lattice deformation, and creation of structures akin to optical polarons.
Physical Review Letters
"Discrete solitons and soliton-induced dislocations in partially coherent photonic lattices" (2004). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4571.