Nonlinear light propagation in fractal waveguide arrays

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Abstract

We experimentally and numerically study nonlinear light propagation in a fractal waveguide array. We consider a nested set of periodic arrays and examine energy transport as a function of band structure, nonlinearity, and probe beam geometry. Experimentally, we observe the behavior directly by recording intensity in position space and power spectra in momentum space. The results are fundamental to nonlinear wave dynamics in self-similar structures and hold potential to improve the efficiency and sensitivity of fractal photonic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14409-14415
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 5 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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