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- Xiaosheng Wang, Anna Bezryadina, Zhigang Chen, K G Makris, D N Christodoulides, G I Stegeman
- Physical review letters
- 2007

We report the first experimental observation of two-dimensional surface solitons at the boundaries (edges or corners) of a finite optically induced photonic lattice. Both in-phase and gap nonlinear surface self-trapped states were observed under single-site excitation conditions. Our experimental results are in good agreement with theoretical predictions.

- Cibo Lou, Xiaosheng Wang, Jingjun Xu, Zhigang Chen, Jianke Yang
- Physical review letters
- 2007

We report the first theoretical prediction and experimental demonstration of gap soliton trains in a self-defocusing photonic lattice. Without a priori spectral or phase engineering, a stripe beam whose spatial power spectrum lies only in one transverse direction evolves into a gap soliton train with power spectrum growing also in the orthogonal direction… (More)

- Xiaosheng Wang, Zhigang Chen, P G Kevrekidis
- Physical review letters
- 2006

We report the first experimental demonstration of ring-shaped photonic lattices by optical induction and the formation of discrete solitons in such radially symmetric lattices. The transition from discrete diffraction to single-channel guidance or nonlinear self-trapping of a probe beam is achieved by fine-tuning the lattice potential or the focusing… (More)

- Natalia Malkova, Ivan Hromada, Xiaosheng Wang, Garnett Bryant, Zhigang Chen
- Optics letters
- 2009

We provide what we believe to be the first experimental demonstration of linear Shockley-like surface states in an optically induced semi-infinite photonic superlattice. Such surface states appear only when the induced superlattice consisting of alternating strong and weak bonds is terminated properly at the surface. Our experimental results are in good… (More)

- Xiaosheng Wang, Zhigang Chen, Jianke Yang
- Optics letters
- 2006

We demonstrate a ring-shaped Bessel-like photonic lattice akin to a photonic bandgap fiber with a low-index core. While the ring lattice is optically induced in a bulk crystal with a self-defocusing nonlinearity, guidance of a probe beam propagating linearly through the core is clearly observed. The possible mechanism for such guidance is also discussed.

- Xiaosheng Wang, Jack Young, Zhigang Chen, Doug Weinstein, Jianke Yang
- Optics express
- 2006

We demonstrate one-dimensional optically-induced photonic lattices with a negative defect and observe linear bandgap guidance in such a defect. We show that a defect mode moves from the first bandgap to a higher bandgap as the lattice potential is increased. Our experimental results are in good agreement with the theoretical analysis of these effects.

- Liqin Tang, Cibo Lou, +7 authors P G Kevrekidis
- Optics letters
- 2007

We observe dipole-like gap solitons in two-dimensional waveguide lattices optically induced with a self-defocusing nonlinearity. Under appropriate conditions, two mutually coherent input beams excited in neighboring lattice sites evolve into a self-trapped state, whose spatial power spectrum and stability depend strongly on the initial excitation… (More)

- Xiaosheng Wang, Zhigang Chen, Jiandong Wang, Jianke Yang
- Physical review letters
- 2007

We report the first experimental and theoretical demonstrations of in-band (or embedded) lattice solitons. Such solitons appear in trains, and their propagation constants reside inside the first Bloch band of a square lattice, different from all previously observed solitons. We show that these solitons bifurcate from Bloch modes at the interior… (More)

- Xiaosheng Wang, Alex Samodurov, Zhigang Chen
- Optics letters
- 2008

We demonstrate surface soliton arrays at the interface between a homogeneous medium and an optically induced two-dimensional semi-infinite photonic lattice. These are nonlinear Tamm-like surface states localized in one but extended periodically in the other transverse dimension. Both in-phase and staggered out-of-phase soliton arrays are observed, and the… (More)

- Daohong Song, Cibo Lou, +8 authors Zhigang Chen
- Optics express
- 2008

We demonstrate the self-trapping of single- and double-charged optical vortices in waveguide lattices induced with a self-defocusing nonlinearity. Under appropriate conditions, a donut-shaped single-charged vortex evolves into a stable discrete gap vortex soliton, but a double-charged vortex turns into a self-trapped quadrupole-like structure. Spectrum… (More)