Discrete self-trapping, soliton interactions, and beam steering in nonlinear waveguide arrays

Year: 1996

Authors: Aceves A. B., De Angelis C., Peschel T., Muschall R., Lederer F., Trillo S., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131; Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informatica, Universita’ di Padova, Via Gradenigo 6/a, 35131 Padova, Italy; University of Jena, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Max-Wien-Platz 1, 07743 Jena, Germany; Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via B. Castiglione 59, 00142 Rome, Italy

Abstract: We investigate the self-trapping phenomenon in one-dimensional nonlinear waveguide arrays. We discuss various approximate analytical descriptions of the discrete self-trapped solutions. We analyze the packing, steering, and collision properties of these solutions, by means of a variational approach and soliton perturbation theory. We compare the analytical and numerical results.

Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW E

Volume: 53 (1)      Pages from: 1172  to: 1189

KeyWords: Solitons
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.53.1172

Citations: 265
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