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Diffraction control in periodically curved two-dimensional waveguide arrays

Garanovich, Ivan; Szameit, Alexander; Sukhorukov, Andrey; Pertsch, Thomas; Krolikowski, Wieslaw; Nolte, Stefan; Neshev, Dragomir; Tuennermann, Andreas; Kivshar, Yuri


We study propagation of light beams in two-dimensional photonic lattices created by periodically curved waveguide arrays. We demonstrate that by designing the waveguide bending, one can control not only the strength and sign of the beam diffraction, but also to engineer the effective geometry and even dimensionality of the two-dimensional photonic lattice. We reveal that diffraction of different spectral components of polychromatic light can display completely different patterns in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007-07-20
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express
DOI: 10.1364/OE.15.009737


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