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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1390–1392

Surface superlattice gap solitons

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1390-1392 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001390


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Abstract

We demonstrate that specific surface superlattice gap solitons can be supported at an interface between a one-dimensional photonic superlattice and a uniform medium with saturable nonlinearity. The solitons are stable in the semi-infinite gap but do not exist in the first gap. With the decrease of the power, the solitons jump from the surface site to the next one, and they may continue the motion into the lattices, which offers potential applications for the routing of optical signals.

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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, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2007
Published: April 25, 2007

Citation
Y. J. He, W. H. Chen, H. Z. Wang, and Boris A. Malomed, "Surface superlattice gap solitons," Opt. Lett. 32, 1390-1392 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-11-1390


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