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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 23 — Nov. 13, 2006
  • pp: 11271–11276

Surface defect gap solitons

W. H. Chen, Y. J. He, and H. Z. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 23, pp. 11271-11276 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.011271


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Abstract

We report on the existence of surface defect gap solitons. Such new type of solitons can be well supported by an interface between the defect of optical lattice and the uniform media with focusing saturable nonlinearity. The surface defect of optical lattice can profoundly affect the properties of solitons. It is shown that for the positive defect, stable solitons exist at the first bandgap and their powers decrease with defect depth; while for negative defect, stable solitons exist at the second bandgap and their powers increase with defect depth. Such solitons with moderate power between lower and higher ones cannot stably existent at the first bandgap.

© 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

History
Original Manuscript: September 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2006
Published: November 13, 2006

Citation
W. H. Chen, Y. J. He, and H. Z. Wang, "Surface defect gap solitons," Opt. Express 14, 11271-11276 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-23-11271


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