Light localization in azimuthally modulated Bessel photonic lattices

Robert Fischer, Dragomir N. Neshev, Servando López-Aguayo, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Yuri S. Kivshar

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Abstract

We study the propagation and localization of light beams in azimuthally modulated Bessel photonic lattices induced optically in photorefractive crystals; such lattices resemble highly nonlinear micro-structured fibres. We report on the experimental observation of discrete diffraction, nonlinear localization, and subsequent formation of spatial solitons. Our experimental results are confirmed by direct numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Volume18
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Fischer, R., Neshev, D. N., López-Aguayo, S., Desyatnikov, A. S., Sukhorukov, A. A., Krolikowski, W., & Kivshar, Y. S. (2007). Light localization in azimuthally modulated Bessel photonic lattices. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 18(SUPPL. 1), 277-283. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-007-9217-5