Observation of polychromatic gap solitons. Academic Article uri icon


  • We study theoretically and observe experimentally polychromatic gap solitons generated by supercontinuum light in an array of optical waveguides. The solitons are formed through a sharp transition from diffraction-induced broadening and color separation to the simultaneous spatio-spectral localization of supercontinuum light inside the photonic bandgap with the formation of the characteristic staggered phase structure for all colors.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

author list (cited authors)

  • Sukhorukov, A. A., Neshev, D. N., Dreischuh, A., Krolikowski, W., Bolger, J., Eggleton, B. J., ... Kivshar, Y. S.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Sukhorukov, Andrey A||Neshev, Dragomir N||Dreischuh, Alexander||Krolikowski, Wieslaw||Bolger, Jeremy||Eggleton, Benjamin J||Bui, Lam||Mitchell, Arnan||Kivshar, Yuri S

publication date

  • April 2008