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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2172–2174

Multipole-mode surface solitons

Yaroslav V. Kartashov and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 14, pp. 2172-2174 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002172


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Abstract

We discover multipole-mode solitons supported by the surface between two distinct periodic lattices imprinted in Kerr-type nonlinear media. Such solitons are possible because the refractive index modulation at both sides of the interface glues together their out-of-phase individual constituents. Remarkably, we find that the new type of solitons may feature highly asymmetric shapes, and yet they are stable over wide domains of their existence, a rare property to be attributed to their surface nature.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2006

Citation
Yaroslav V. Kartashov and Lluis Torner, "Multipole-mode surface solitons," Opt. Lett. 31, 2172-2174 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-14-2172


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