Photonic band-gap inhibition of modulational instabilities

Damià Gomila, Roberta Zambrini, Gian-Luca Oppo

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Abstract

Spatial structures as a result of a modulational instability are studied in a nonlinear cavity with a photonic crystal. The interaction of the modulated refractive index with the nonlinearity inhibits the instability via the creation of a photonic band gap. A novel mechanism of light localization due to defects and pattern inhibition is also described.
LanguageEnglish
Pages253904-1
Number of pages253903
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume92
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

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photonics
nonlinearity
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Keywords

  • photonic crystal
  • modulational instability
  • photonic band gap
  • nonlinear physics
  • pattern inhibition
  • optics

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Gomila, Damià ; Zambrini, Roberta ; Oppo, Gian-Luca. / Photonic band-gap inhibition of modulational instabilities. In: Physical Review Letters. 2004 ; Vol. 92, No. 25. pp. 253904-1.
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