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Incoherent multi-gap optical solitons in nonlinear photonic lattices

Motzek, Kristian; Kaiser, Friedemann; Sukhorukov, Andrey; Kivshar, Yuri


We demonstrate numerically that partially incoherent light can be trapped in the spectral band gaps of a photonic lattice, creating partially incoherent multi-component spatial optical solitons in a self-defocusing nonlinear periodic medium.We find numerically such incoherent multi-gap optical solitons and discuss how to generate them in experiment by interfering incoherent light beams at the input of a nonlinear periodic medium.

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Date published: 2005-04-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express
DOI: 10.1364/OPEX.13.002916


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