Applied Physics B

, Volume 88, Issue 3, pp 359–362 | Cite as

Light propagation in double-periodic nonlinear photonic lattices in lithium niobate

  • E. Smirnov
  • C.E. Rüter
  • D. KipEmail author
  • K. Shandarova
  • V. Shandarov
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Single- and double-periodic one-dimensional photonic lattices are formed in lithium niobate using both titanium in-diffusion and holographic grating recording. We investigate linear band structures and diffraction properties of such superlattices and observe a decrease of discrete diffraction with increasing modulation depth of the second superimposed lattice. In weakly modulated superlattices with tailored diffraction properties, our results demonstrate the formation of discrete solitons having a propagation constant inside the extra mini-gap formed inside the Brillouin zone.


Soliton Lithium Niobate Planar Waveguide Waveguide Array Beam Propagation Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Smirnov
    • 1
  • C.E. Rüter
    • 1
  • D. Kip
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Shandarova
    • 2
  • V. Shandarov
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physics and Physical TechnologyClausthal University of TechnologyClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany
  2. 2.State University of Control Systems and RadioelectronicsTomskRussia

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