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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 966–968

Trapping of discrete solitons by defects in nonlinear waveguide arrays

Luis Morales-Molina and Rodrigo A. Vicencio  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 7, pp. 966-968 (2006)

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We study the trapping process of moving discrete solitons by linear and nonlinear impurities embedded in a one-dimensional nonlinear cubic array. We show that there exist specific values for the strength of the impurity and for the angle where a strong trapping is obtained. We introduce a criterion for studying the scattering dynamics of localized waves in nonlinear extended systems where the trapping of energy takes place.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 30, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2005

Luis Morales-Molina and Rodrigo A. Vicencio, "Trapping of discrete solitons by defects in nonlinear waveguide arrays," Opt. Lett. 31, 966-968 (2006)

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