Bloch cavity solitons in nonlinear resonators with intracavity photonic crystals

Kestutis Staliunas*, Oleg Egorov, Yuri S. Kivshar, Falk Lederer

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    Abstract

    We predict a novel type of cavity solitons, Bloch cavity solitons, existing in nonlinear resonators with the refractive index modulated in both longitudinal and transverse directions and for both focusing (at normal diffraction) and defocusing (at anomalous diffraction) nonlinearities. We develop a modified mean-field theory and analyze the properties of these novel cavity solitons demonstrating, in particular, their substantial narrowing in the zero-diffraction regime.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number153903
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume101
    Issue number15
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2008

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