We describe optical solitons consisting of nonlinearly coupled periodic or quasi-periodic and localized components, and reveal a fundamental difference between moving solitons in self-focusing and self-defocusing media related to the effect of dynamic gap merging.
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A. S. Desyatnikov, A. A. Sukhorukov, E. A. Ostrovskaya, Y. S. Kivshar, and C. Denz, "Dynamic band-gap solitons in nonlinear optically-induced lattices," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MA2.
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