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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2595–2597

Lattice-supported surface solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media

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

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 17, pp. 2595-2597 (2006)

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We reveal that lattice interfaces imprinted in nonlocal nonlinear media support surface solitons that do not exist in other similar settings, including interfaces of local and nonlocal uniform materials. We show the impact of nonlocality on the domains of existence and stability of the surface solitons, focusing on new types of dipole solitons residing partially inside the optical lattice. We find that such solitons feature strongly asymmetric shapes and that they are stable in large parts of their existence domain.

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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

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2006
Published: August 9, 2006

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Lluis Torner, and Victor A. Vysloukh, "Lattice-supported surface solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media," Opt. Lett. 31, 2595-2597 (2006)

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