Two-dimensional self-trapped nonlinear photonic lattices. Academic Article uri icon


  • We predict theoretically and generate in a photorefractive crystal two-dimensional self-trapped periodic waves of different symmetries, including vortex lattices-patterns of phase dislocations with internal energy flows. We demonstrate that these nonlinear waves exist even with anisotropic nonlocal nonlinearity when the optically-induced periodic refractive index becomes highly anisotropic, and it depends on the orientation of the two-dimensional lattice relative to the crystallographic c-axis.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

author list (cited authors)

  • Desyatnikov, A. S., Sagemerten, N., Fischer, R., Terhalle, B., Trger, D., Neshev, D. N., ... Kivshar, Y. S.

citation count

  • 50

complete list of authors

  • Desyatnikov, Anton S||Sagemerten, Nina||Fischer, Robert||Terhalle, Bernd||Träger, Denis||Neshev, Dragomir N||Dreischuh, Alexander||Denz, Cornelia||Krolikowski, Wieslaw||Kivshar, Yuri S

publication date

  • April 2006