Storage and steering of self-trapped discrete solitons in nonlinear waveguide arrays

Year: 1994

Authors: Aceves A. B., De Angelis C., Trillo S., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131;
Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via B. Castiglione 59, 00142 Rome, Italy

Abstract: An array of coupled nonlinear waveguides supports discrete soliton modes in which light is self-trapped in a few guides. We obtain an analytical description of these solitons and reveal that well-confined modes may be stably packed into the array. Power-controlled soliton steering may be achieved with linearly chirped solitons.

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 19 (5)      Pages from: 332  to: 334

KeyWords: Solitons
DOI: 10.1364/OL.19.000332

Citations: 69
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