Small-world networks of optical fiber lattices

F. Perakis, M. Mattheakis, G. P. Tsironis

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We use a simple dynamical model and explore coherent dynamics of wavepackets in complex networks of optical fibers. We start from a symmetric lattice and through the application of a Monte-Carlo criterion we introduce structural disorder and deform the lattice into a small-world network regime. We investigate in the latter both structural (correlation length) as well as dynamical (diffusion exponent) properties and find that both exhibit a rapid crossover from the ordered to the fully random regime. For a critical value of the structural disorder parameter ρ ≈ 0.25 transport changes from ballistic to sub-diffusive due to the creation strongly connected local clusters and channels of preferential transport in the small world regime.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102003
JournalJournal of Optics (United Kingdom)
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014


  • optical fibers
  • self- trapping
  • small-world networks
  • structural disorder
  • sub-diffusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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