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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 11 — May. 29, 2006
  • pp: 4780–4785

Surface multi-gap vector solitons

Ivan L. Garanovich, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Yuri S. Kivshar, and Mario Molina  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 11, pp. 4780-4785 (2006)

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We analyze nonlinear collective effects near surfaces of semi-infinite periodic systems with multi-gap transmission spectra and introduce a novel concept of multi-gap surface solitons as mutually trapped surface states with the components associated with different spectral gaps. We find numerically discrete surface modes in semi-infinite binary waveguide arrays which can support simultaneously two types of discrete solitons, and analyze different multi-gap states including the soliton-induced waveguides with the guided modes from different gaps and composite vector solitons.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2006
Published: May 29, 2006

Ivan Garanovich, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Yuri S. Kivshar, and Mario Molina, "Surface multi-gap vector solitons," Opt. Express 14, 4780-4785 (2006)

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