Abstract

We demonstrate an experimental method for the direct measurement of band structures of one-dimensional periodic optical media. With the help of a prism coupler that is used in a retroreflective scheme, the allowed bands of a waveguide array in lithium niobate are determined and the results are compared with numerical calculations. Furthermore, we demonstrate the suitability of this method to measure propagation constants of extended nonlinear modes inside the forbidden gap.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Observation of staggered surface solitary waves in one-dimensional waveguide arrays

Eugene Smirnov, Milutin Stepić, Christian E. Rüter, Detlef Kip, and Vladimir Shandarov
Opt. Lett. 31(15) 2338-2340 (2006)

Higher-band gap soliton formation in defocusing photonic lattices

Detlef Kip, Christian E. Rüter, Rong Dong, Zhe Wang, and Jingjun Xu
Opt. Lett. 33(18) 2056-2058 (2008)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Metrics