Incoherent multi-gap optical solitons in nonlinear photonic lattices

Kristian Motzek*, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Friedemann Kaiser, Yuri S. Kivshar

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2916-2923
    Number of pages8
    JournalOptics Express
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005


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