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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2329–2331

Generation of surface soliton arrays

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, Dumitru Mihalache, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 15, pp. 2329-2331 (2006)

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We discover that, at the edge of an optical lattice imprinted in a saturable nonlinear medium, one-dimensional surface solitons exist only within a band of light intensities and that they cease to exist when the lattice depth exceeds an upper threshold. We also reveal the generation of arrays of two-dimensional surface solitons mediated by the transverse modulational instability of one-dimensional solitons, a process that is found to exhibit specific features associated to properties of the optical lattice.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2006
Published: July 10, 2006

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, Dumitru Mihalache, and Lluis Torner, "Generation of surface soliton arrays," Opt. Lett. 31, 2329-2331 (2006)

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