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Observation of two-dimensional nonlocal gap solitons

Rasmussen, Per Dalgaard; Bennet, Francis H.; Neshev, Dragomir N.; Sukhorukov, Andrey A.; Rosberg, Christian R.; Krolikowski, Wieslaw; Bang, Ole; Kivshar, Yuri S.


We demonstrate, both theoretically and experimentally, the existence of nonlocal gap solitons in two-dimensional periodic photonic structures with defocusing thermal nonlinearity. We employ liquid-infiltrated photonic crystal fibers and show how the system geometry can modify the effective response of a nonlocal medium and the properties of two-dimensional gap solitons.

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Date published: 2009-02-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Letters
DOI: 10.1364/OL.34.000295


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