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Opt Lett. 2004 May 15;29(10):1102-4.

Parametric amplification of soliton steering in optical lattices.

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  • 1ICFO-Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Department of Signal Theory and Comunications, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Spain.


We report on the effect of parametric amplification of spatial soliton swinging in Kerr-type nonlinear media with longitudinal and transverse periodic modulation of the linear refractive index. The parameter areas are found where the soliton center motion is analogous to the motion of a parametrically driven pendulum. This effect has potential applications for controllable soliton steering.

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