Nonlinear Optics in Waveguide Arrays and Photonic Nanowires

Tran Xuan Truong


In this paper we review our works in the field of nonlinear optics in waveguide arrays (WAs) and photonic nanowires. We first focus on the new equation governing light propagation in optical fibers with sub-wavelength cores which simultaneously takes into account (i) the vector nature of the electromagnetic modes inside fibers, (ii) the strong dispersion of the nonlinearity inside the spectral body of the pulse, (iii) and the full variations of the vector mode profiles with frequency. From this equation we have shown that a new kind of nonlinearity emerges in subwavelength-core fibers which can suppress the Raman self-frequency shift of solitons. We then discuss some nonlinear phenomena in WAs such as the emission of the diffractive resonant radiation from spatial discrete solitons and the anomalous recoil effect. Finally, we review our works on the optical analogues of Dirac solitons in quantum relativistic physics in binary waveguide arrays (BWAs) for both fundamental and higher-order solitons, and its interaction.



nonlinear optics, waveguide array, photonic nanowire, soliton, diffractive resonant radiation, Dirac soliton


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