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Applied Physics B

, 104:469

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Nonlinear discrete optics in femtosecond laser-written photonic lattices

  • M. HeinrichAffiliated withInstitute of Applied Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Email author 
  • , R. KeilAffiliated withInstitute of Applied Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität
  • , F. DreisowAffiliated withInstitute of Applied Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität
  • , A. TünnermannAffiliated withInstitute of Applied Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität
  • , A. SzameitAffiliated withInstitute of Applied Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität
  • , S. NolteAffiliated withInstitute of Applied Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität

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Abstract

In recent years, photonic lattices fabricated by the femtosecond laser direct writing technique in fused silica have emerged as the tool of choice for the experimental investigation of light propagation in discrete optical systems with Kerr nonlinearity. In this article, we review the recent results of our research conducted in this field and present our latest findings on the reflection of transversely propagating light at kinks in planar photonic lattices with detuned pivotal site.