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Soliton steering by longitudinal modulation of the nonlinearity in waveguide arrays
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  • Gaetano Assanto, University of Rome Tre
  • Luis A Cisneros, Instituto Polite´cnico Nacional, Mexico
  • Antonmaria A Minzoni, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Benjamin D Skuse, University of Edinburgh
  • Noel F Smyth, University of Edinburgh
  • Annette L Worthy, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
33632
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Publication Details

Assanto, G., Cisneros, L., Minzoni, A., Skuse, B. D., Smyth, N. F. & Worthy, A. L. (2010). Soliton steering by longitudinal modulation of the nonlinearity in waveguide arrays. Physical Review Letters, 104 (5), 053903-1-053903-4.

Abstract
We show how discrete solitary waves in one and two-dimensional waveguide arrays can be steered across the lattice via the introduction of a longitudinal periodic modulation of the nonlinear response. Through parametric energy transfer from the modulation to the solitary wave, the latter can increase its width and overcome the Peierls-Nabarro potential to propagate freely.
Citation Information
Gaetano Assanto, Luis A Cisneros, Antonmaria A Minzoni, Benjamin D Skuse, et al.. "Soliton steering by longitudinal modulation of the nonlinearity in waveguide arrays" (2010) p. 053903-1 - 053903-4
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