Photonic band-gap inhibition of modulational instabilities.


Spatial structures as a result of a modulational instability are studied in a nonlinear cavity with a photonic crystal. The interaction of the modulated refractive index with the nonlinearity inhibits the instability via the creation of a photonic band gap. A novel mechanism of light localization due to defects and pattern inhibition is also described. 

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@article{Gomila2004PhotonicBI, title={Photonic band-gap inhibition of modulational instabilities.}, author={Damia Gomila and Roberta Zambrini and Gian-Luca Oppo}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2004}, volume={92 25 Pt 1}, pages={253904} }