Optical solitons in PT periodic potentials

  • Makris K
  • El-Ganainy R
  • Christodoulides D
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Abstract

We investigate the effect of nonlinearity on beam dynamics in parity-time (PT) symmetric potentials. We show that a novel class of one- and two-dimensional nonlinear self-trapped modes can exist in optical PT synthetic lattices. These solitons are shown to be stable over a wide range of potential parameters. The transverse power flow within these complex solitons is also examined.

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Authors

  • K. G. Makris

  • R. El-Ganainy

  • D. N. Christodoulides

  • Z. H. Musslimani

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