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Rotary solitons in elliptical photonic lattices
Author(s): Adrian Ruelas; Servando Lopez-Aguayo; Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega
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Paper Abstract

We study the problem of shaping the transverse propagation invariant intensity pattern of an optical beam to induce a photonic lattice for trapping and propagating spatial optical solitons in a stable elliptic motion with varying rotation rate. The transverse pattern is described by a suitable superposition of helical Mathieu beams, the natural family of nondiffracting beams in elliptic cylindrical coordinates. We discuss the properties of the lattice and the novel dynamics of propagation allowed by it.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7430, Laser Beam Shaping X, 74300Z (21 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826172
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Adrian Ruelas, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
Servando Lopez-Aguayo, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7430:
Laser Beam Shaping X
Andrew Forbes; Todd E. Lizotte, Editor(s)

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