Slow light, induced dispersion, enhanced nonlinearity, and optical solitons in a resonator-array waveguide

John E. Heebner, Robert W. Boyd, Q Han Park

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Abstract

We describe an optical transmission line that consists of an array of wavelength-scale optical disk resonators coupled to an optical waveguide. Such a structure leads to exotic optical characteristics, including ultraslow group velocities of propagation, enhanced optical nonlinearities, and large dispersion with a controllable magnitude and sign. This device supports soliton propagation, which can be described by a generalized nonlinear Schrodinger equation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number036619
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume65
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

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Slow light, induced dispersion, enhanced nonlinearity, and optical solitons in a resonator-array waveguide. / Heebner, John E.; Boyd, Robert W.; Park, Q Han.

In: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, Vol. 65, No. 3, 036619, 01.03.2002.

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