Localized modes in nonlinear binary kagome ribbons
Vicencio, Rodrigo A.
Johansson, Magnus M.
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The localized mode propagation in binary nonlinear kagome ribbons is investigated with the premise to ensure controlled light propagation through photonic lattice media. Particularity of the linear system characterized by the dispersionless flat band in the spectrum is the opening of new minigaps due to the binarism. Together with the presence of nonlinearity, this determines the guiding mode types and properties. Nonlinearity destabilizes the staggered rings found to be nondiffracting in the linear system, but can give rise to dynamically stable ringlike solutions of several types: unstaggered rings, low-power staggered rings, hour-glass-like solutions, and vortex rings with high power. The type of solutions, i.e., the energy and angular momentum circulation through the nonlinear lattice, can be controlled by suitable initial excitation of the ribbon. In addition, by controlling the system binarism various localized modes can be generated and guided through the system, owing to the op...ening of the minigaps in the spectrum. All these findings offer diverse technical possibilities, especially with respect to the high-speed optical communications and high-power lasers.
Source:Physical Review E, 2015, 92, 5
- Photonics of micro and nano structured materials (RS-45010)
- Swedish Research Council within the Swedish Research Links programme [348-2013-6752], Sweden-Chilean-Serbian trilateral project Control of light and matter waves propagation and localization in photonic lattices, Fondecyt Grant , Programa ICM [RC-130001], Programa de Financiamiento Basal [FB0824]