Title

Solitons in dispersion-inverted AlGaAs nanowires

Authors

Authors

R. El-Ganainy; S. Mokhov; K. G. Makris; D. N. Christodoulides;R. Morandotti

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

SUBWAVELENGTH-DIAMETER SILICA; PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBER; WIRE WAVE-GUIDES; BAND-GAP; SUPERCONTINUUM GENERATION; HALF; Optics

Abstract

We demonstrate that optical solitons can exist in dispersion-inverted highly-nonlinear AlGaAs nanowires. This is accomplished by strongly reversing the dispersion of these nano-structures to anomalous over a broad frequency range. These self-localized waves are possible at very low power levels and can form in millimeter long nanowire structures. The intensity and spectral evolution of solitons propagating in such AlGaAs nanowaveguides is investigated in the presence of loss, multiphoton absorption and higher-order dispersion. (c) 2006 Optical Society of America.

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

14

Issue/Number

6

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

2277

Last Page

2282

WOS Identifier

WOS:000236202800029

ISSN

1094-4087

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