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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 19690–19700

Self-trapped leaky waves in lattices: discrete and Bragg soleakons

Maxim Kozlov, Ofer Kfir, and Oren Cohen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 19690-19700 (2013)

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We propose lattice soleakons: self-trapped waves that self-consistently populate slowly-attenuating leaky modes of their self-induced defects in periodic potentials. Two types, discrete and Bragg, lattice soleakons are predicted. Discrete soleakons that are supported by combination of self-focusing and self-defocusing nonlinearities propagate robustly for long propagation distances. They eventually abruptly disintegrate because they emit power to infinity at an increasing pace. In contrast, Bragg soleakons self-trap by only self-focusing nonlinearity. Also, they do not disintegrate because they emit power at a decreasing rate.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2013
Published: August 14, 2013

Maxim Kozlov, Ofer Kfir, and Oren Cohen, "Self-trapped leaky waves in lattices: discrete and Bragg soleakons," Opt. Express 21, 19690-19700 (2013)

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