Nonlinear light propagation in rotating waveguide arrays

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We experimentally and theoretically study nonlinear light propagation in a rotating waveguide array. We show that noninertial effects can lead to mode conversion, enhanced transport, and vector (gap) soliton formation. Experimentally, we directly observe these dynamics, both within and between bands, by recording intensity in position space and power spectra in momentum space. The results are fundamental to all rotating nonlinear lattices and hold potential for a variety of twisted photonic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041804
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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