Self-trapping threshold in disordered nonlinear photonic lattices

U. Naether, M. Heinrich, Y. Lahini, S. Nolte, R. A. Vicencio, M. I. Molina, A. Szameit

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Abstract

We investigate numerically and experimentally the influence of coupling disorder on the self-trapping dynamics in nonlinear one-dimensional optical waveguide arrays. The existence of a lower and upper bound of the effective average propagation constant allows for a generalized definition of the threshold power for the onset of soliton localization. When compared to perfectly ordered systems, this threshold is found to decrease in the presence of coupling disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1518-1520
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

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