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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 589–595

Stable discrete surface light bullets

Dumitru Mihalache, Dumitru Mazilu, Falk Lederer, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 589-595 (2007)

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We analyze spatiotemporal light localization near the edge of a semi-infinite array of weakly coupled nonlinear optical waveguides and demonstrate the existence of a novel class of continuous-discrete spatiotemporal solitons, the so-called discrete surface light bullets. We show that their properties are strongly affected by the presence of the surface. To this end the crossover between surface and quasi-bulk bullets is studied by analyzing the families of solitons propagating at different distances from the edge of the waveguide array.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 29, 2006
Published: January 22, 2007

Dumitru Mihalache, Dumitru Mazilu, Falk Lederer, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Stable discrete surface light bullets," Opt. Express 15, 589-595 (2007)

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