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Soliton steering by longitudinal modulation of the nonlinearity in waveguide arrays

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Abstract


  • We show how discrete solitary waves in one and two-dimensional waveguide arrays can be steered

    across the lattice via the introduction of a longitudinal periodic modulation of the nonlinear response.

    Through parametric energy transfer from the modulation to the solitary wave, the latter can increase its

    width and overcome the Peierls-Nabarro potential to propagate freely.

Authors


  •   Assanto, Gaetano (external author)
  •   Cisneros, L (external author)
  •   Minzoni, Antonmaria A. (external author)
  •   Skuse, Benjamin D. (external author)
  •   Smyth, Noel F.
  •   Worthy, Annette L.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Assanto, G., Cisneros, L., Minzoni, A., Skuse, B. D., Smyth, N. F. & Worthy, A. L. (2010). Soliton steering by longitudinal modulation of the nonlinearity in waveguide arrays. Physical Review Letters, 104 (5), 053903-1-053903-4.

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  • 2-s2.0-76249130039

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2750&context=infopapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/1730

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Start Page


  • 053903-1

End Page


  • 053903-4

Volume


  • 104

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • We show how discrete solitary waves in one and two-dimensional waveguide arrays can be steered

    across the lattice via the introduction of a longitudinal periodic modulation of the nonlinear response.

    Through parametric energy transfer from the modulation to the solitary wave, the latter can increase its

    width and overcome the Peierls-Nabarro potential to propagate freely.

Authors


  •   Assanto, Gaetano (external author)
  •   Cisneros, L (external author)
  •   Minzoni, Antonmaria A. (external author)
  •   Skuse, Benjamin D. (external author)
  •   Smyth, Noel F.
  •   Worthy, Annette L.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Assanto, G., Cisneros, L., Minzoni, A., Skuse, B. D., Smyth, N. F. & Worthy, A. L. (2010). Soliton steering by longitudinal modulation of the nonlinearity in waveguide arrays. Physical Review Letters, 104 (5), 053903-1-053903-4.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-76249130039

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2750&context=infopapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/1730

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 053903-1

End Page


  • 053903-4

Volume


  • 104

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United States