OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • 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)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (313 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



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.

© 2007 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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2007
Published: April 25, 2007

Y. J. He, W. H. Chen, H. Z. Wang, and Boris A. Malomed, "Surface superlattice gap solitons," Opt. Lett. 32, 1390-1392 (2007)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. M. Cronin-Golomb, Opt. Lett. 20, 2075 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. K. G. Makris, S. Suntsov, D. N. Christodoulides, and G. I. Stegeman, Opt. Lett. 30, 2466 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. Y. V. Kartashov, V. A. Vysloukh, and L. Torner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 073901 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. M. I. Molina, I. L. Garanovich, A. A. Sukhorukov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Opt. Lett. 31, 2332 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. Y. V. Kartashov, V. A. Vysloukh, D. Mihalache, and L. Torner, Opt. Lett. 31, 2329 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. E. Smirnov, M. Stepic, C. E. Rüter, D. Kip, and V. Shandarov, Opt. Lett. 31, 2338 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. J. W. Fleischer, M. Segev, N. K. Efremidis, and D. N. Christodoulides, Nature 422, 147 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. Z. Chen and K. McCarthy, Opt. Lett. 27, 2019 (2002). [CrossRef]
  9. P. J. Y. Louis, E. A. Ostrovskaya, and Y. S. Kivshar, Phys. Rev. A 71, 023612 (2005). [CrossRef]
  10. M. A. Porter, P. G. Kevrekidis, R. Carretero-González, and D. J. Frantzeskakis, Phys. Lett. A 352, 210 (2006). [CrossRef]
  11. K. Yagasaki, I. M. Merhasin, B. A. Malomed, T. Wagenknecht, and A. R. Champneys, Europhys. Lett. 74, 1006 (2006). [CrossRef]
  12. J. Yang and Z. Chen, Phys. Rev. E 73, 026609 (2006). [CrossRef]
  13. B. A. Malomed, T. Mayteevarunyoo, E. A. Ostrovskaya, and Y. S. Kivshar, Phys. Rev. E 71, 056616 (2005). [CrossRef]
  14. H. Sakaguchi and B. A. Malomed, Phys. Rev. E 74, 026601 (2006). [CrossRef]
  15. W. H. Chen, Y. J. He, and H. Z. Wang, Opt. Express 14, 11271 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 4

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited