Optical multiband vector breathers in tunable waveguide arrays

Andrea Fratalocchi*, Gaetano Assanto, Kasia A. Brzda̧kiewicz, Mirek A. Karpierz

*Corresponding author for this work

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We investigate multiband optical breathers in a voltage-adjustable array of coupled waveguides in nematic liquid crystals. Symmetric breathers resulting from vector composition of modes from two bands are observed over large propagation distances and are described in terms of the Floquet-Bloch theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-176
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 15 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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