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Opt Express. 2008 Apr 28;16(9):5991-6.

Observation of polychromatic gap solitons.

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  • 1Center for Ultra-high bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems, Nonlinear Physics Center and Laser Physics Center, Research School of Physical Sciencesand Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia.


We study theoretically and observe experimentally polychromatic gap solitons generated by supercontinuum light in an array of optical waveguides. The solitons are formed through a sharp transition from diffraction-induced broadening and color separation to the simultaneous spatio-spectral localization of supercontinuum light inside the photonic bandgap with the formation of the characteristic staggered phase structure for all colors.

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