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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 11 — May. 29, 2006
  • pp: 4808–4814

Vector mixed-gap surface solitons

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Fangwei Ye, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 11, pp. 4808-4814 (2006)

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We elucidate the properties of mixed-gap vector surface solitons supported by the interface between a uniform medium and an optical lattice imprinted in a Kerr-type nonlinear media. The components of such mixed-gap solitons emerge from different gaps of lattice spectrum and their mutual trapping results in the formation of stable vector states. The unstable soliton component is stabilized by the cross-coupling with the stable component. We show that vector mixed-gap surface solitons exhibit a new combination of properties of vectorial surface waves and gap solitons.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 26, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2006
Published: May 29, 2006

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Fangwei Ye, and Lluis Torner, "Vector mixed-gap surface solitons," Opt. Express 14, 4808-4814 (2006)

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