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  • Anderson localization in Bragg-guiding arrays with negative defects 

    Lobanov, Valery E.; Kartashov, Yaroslav V.; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2012-10)
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    We show that Anderson localization is possible in waveguide arrays with periodically spaced defect waveguides having a lower refractive index. Such localization is mediated by Bragg reflection, and it takes place even if ...
  • Anderson localization of light with topological dislocations 

    Lobanov, Valery E.; Kartashov, Yaroslav V.; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2013-11-01)
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    We predict Anderson localization of light with nested screw topological dislocations propagating in disordered two-dimensional arrays of hollow waveguides illuminated by vortex beams. The phenomenon manifests itself in the ...
  • Enhancement and inhibition of light tunneling mediated by resonant mode conversion 

    Kartashov, Yaroslav V.; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2014-02-15)
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    We show that the rate at which light tunnels between neighboring multimode waveguides can be drastically increased or reduced by the presence of small longitudinal periodic modulations of the waveguide properties that ...
  • General quasi-nonspreading linear three-dimensional wave packets 

    Borovkova, Olga V.; Kartashov, Yaroslav; Lobanov, Valery E.; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2011-06-15)
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    We introduce a general approach for generation of sets of three-dimensional quasi-nonspreading wave packets propagating in linear media, also referred to as linear light bullets. The spectrum of rigorously nonspreading ...
  • Generation of arbitrary complex quasi-non-diffracting optical patterns 

    Ortiz Ambriz, Antonio; López Aguayo, Servando; Kartashov, Yaroslav V.; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Petrov, Dimitri; Garcia Gracia, Hipolito; Gutierrez Vega, Julio Cesar; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2013-09)
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    Due to their unique ability to maintain an intensity distribution upon propagation, non-diffracting light fields are used extensively in various areas of science, including optical tweezers, nonlinear optics and quantum ...
  • Hybrid bloch-anderson localization of light 

    Stützer, Simon; Kartashov, Yaroslav V.; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Konotop, Vladimir V; Nolte, Stefan; Torner Sabata, Lluís; Szameit, Alexander (2013-04-26)
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    We investigate the interplay of Bloch oscillations and Anderson localization in optics. Gradual washing out of Bloch oscillations and the formation of nearly stationary averaged intensity distributions, which are symmetric ...
  • Light dynamics in glass-vanadium dioxide nanocomposite waveguides with thermal nonlinearity 

    Kartashov, Yaroslav; Vysloukh, Victor A. (2009-04)
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    We address the propagation of laser beams in SiO2–VO2 nanocomposite waveguides with thermo-optical nonlinearity. We show that the large modifications of the absorption coefficient as well as notable changes of the ...
  • Light dynamics in materials with radially inhomogeneous thermal conductivity 

    Kartashov, Yaroslav V.; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2013-11-01)
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    We study the properties of bright and vortex solitons in thermal media with nonuniform thermal conductivity and homogeneous refractive index, whereby the local modulation of the thermal conductivity strongly affects the ...
  • Light localization in nonuniformly randomized lattices 

    Kartashov, Yaroslav; Konotop, Vladimir V; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2012)
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    We address Anderson localization of light in disordered optical lattices where the disorder strength varies across the transverse direction. Such variation changes the preferred domains where formation of localized eigenmodes ...
  • Observation of asymmetric solitons in waveguide arrays with refractive index gradient 

    Weimann, Steffen; Kartashov, Yaroslav V.; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Szameit, Alexander; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2014-06-15)
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    We study light propagation in waveguide arrays made in Kerr nonlinear media with a transverse refractive index gradient, and we find that the presence of the refractive index gradient leads to the appearance of a number ...
  • Observation of the gradual transition from one-dimensional to two-dimensional Anderson localization 

    Naether, U.; Kartashov, Yaroslav; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Nolte, S.; Tünnermann, A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís; Szameit, A. (2012-02-15)
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    We study the gradual transition from one-dimensional to two-dimensional Anderson localization upon transformation of the di-mensionality of disordered waveguide arrays. An effective transition from one- to two-dimensional ...
  • Resonant Bloch-wave beatings 

    Kartashov, Yaroslav; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2014-07-01)
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    We introduce Bloch-wave beatings in arrays of multimode periodically bent waveguides with a transverse refractive index gradient. The new phenomenon manifests itself in the periodic drastic increase of the amplitude of the ...
  • Resonant mode conversion in the waveguides with unbroken and broken PT symmetry 

    Vysloukh, Victor A.; Kartashov, Yaroslav (2014-10-15)
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    We study resonant mode conversion in parity time (PT)-symmetric multimode waveguides, where symmetry breaking manifests itself in the sequential destabilization (i.e., the appearance of complex eigenvalues) of the pairs ...
  • Self-trapping and splitting of bright vector solitons under inhomogeneous defocusing nonlinearities 

    Kartashov, Yaroslav; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís; Malomed, Boris A. (2011-12-01)
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    We show that bimodal systems with a spatially nonuniform defocusing cubic nonlinearity, whose strength grows toward the periphery, can support stable two-component solitons. For a sufficiently strong cross-phase-modulation ...
  • Soliton generation by counteracting gain-guiding and self-bending 

    Lobanov, Valery E.; Kartashov, Yaroslav V.; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2012-11-01)
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    We introduce a concept for stable spatial soliton formation, mediated by the competition between self-bending induced by a strongly asymmetric nonlocal nonlinearity and spatially localized gain superimposed on a wide ...
  • Solitons in geometric potentials 

    Kartashov, Yaroslav; Szameit, A.; Keil, R.; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2011-07-01)
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    We show that the geometrically induced potential existing in undulated slab waveguides dramatically affects the properties of solitons. In particular, whereas solitons residing in the potential maxima do not feature power ...
  • Solitons in spiraling Vogel lattices 

    Kartashov, Yaroslav V.; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2013-01-15)
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    We address light propagation in Vogel optical lattices and show that such lattices support a variety of stable soliton solutions in both self-focusing and self-defocusing media, whose propagation constants belong to domains ...
  • Solitons supported by spatially inhomogeneous nonlinear losses 

    Borovkova, Olga V.; Kartashov, Yaroslav; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Lobanov, Valery E.; Malomed, Boris A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2012)
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    We uncover that, in contrast to the common belief, stable dissipative solitons exist in media with uniform gain in the presence of nonuniform cubic losses, whose local strength grows with coordinate η (in one dimension) ...
  • Stripe-like quasi-nondiffracting optical lattices 

    Kartashov, Yaroslav; López Aguayo, Servando; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2011-05-09)
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    We introduce stripe-like quasi-nondiffracting lattices that can be generated via spatial spectrum engineering. The complexity of the spatial shapes of such lattices and the distance of their almost diffractionless propagation ...
  • Topological light bullets supported by spatiotemporal gain 

    Lobanov, Valery E.; Borovkova, Olga V.; Kartashov, Yaroslav; Vysloukh, Victor A.; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2012-02-02)
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    We reveal that the competition among diffraction, cubic nonlinearity, two-photon absorption, and gain localized in both space and time results in arrest of collapse, suppression of azimuthal modulation instabilities for ...