Title

Nonlinear beam interactions in 1D discrete Kerr systems

Authors

Authors

J. Meier; G. I. Stegeman; D. N. Christodoulides; R. Morandotti; M. Sorel; H. Yang; G. Salamo; J. S. Aitchison;Y. Silberberg

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

WAVE-GUIDE ARRAYS; SOLITONS; ALGAAS; Optics

Abstract

The interaction between parallel beams in one-dimensional discrete Kerr systems has been investigated using arrays of coupled channel waveguides. The experiments were performed in AlGaAs waveguides at 1550 nm which corresponds to photon energies just below one half the semiconductor's bandgap. The input intensity and relative input phase between the input beams was varied and the output intensity patterns were recorded. Observed was behavior ranging from a linear response, to soliton interactions between moderately and then strongly localized spatial solitons. Finally the influence of multiphoton absorption and asymmetric beam inputs on these interactions was investigated at very high intensities. (C) 2005 Optical Society of America.

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

13

Issue/Number

6

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

1797

Last Page

1807

WOS Identifier

WOS:000227805400005

ISSN

1094-4087

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