Incoherent multi-gap optical solitons in nonlinear photonic lattices

Kristian Motzek, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Friedemann Kaiser, Yuri S. Kivshar
2005 Optics Express  
We demonstrate numerically that partially incoherent light can be trapped in the spectral band gaps of a photonic lattice, creating partially incoherent multi-component spatial optical solitons in a self-defocusing nonlinear periodic medium. We find numerically such incoherent multi-gap optical solitons and discuss how to generate them in experiment by interfering incoherent light beams at the input of a nonlinear periodic medium.
doi:10.1364/opex.13.002916 pmid:19495187 fatcat:y2fkiczxujegzlqfgxrqsdcz24