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Observation of nonlinear optical Tamm states in truncated photonic lattices

Rosberg, Christian; Neshev, Dragomir; Mitchell, Arnan; Vicencio, Rodrigo; Molina, Mario I; Krolikowski, Wieslaw; Kivshar, Yuri


We report on the first observation of surface gap solitons, a nonlinear optical analog of localized surface Tamm states in periodic electronic potentials. We demonstrate strong beam self-trapping in the form of staggered surface modes at the interface between uniform and periodic dielectric media with defocusing nonlinear response.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
DOI: 10.1109/ICONN.2006.340653


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