We analyze spatiotemporal light localization in truncated two-dimensional photonic lattices and demonstrate the existence of two-dimensional surface light bullets localized in the lattice corners or the edges. We study the families of the spatiotemporal surface solitons and their properties such as bistability and compare them with the modes located deep inside the photonic lattice.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2007
Published: October 25, 2007
Dumitru Mihalache, Dumitru Mazilu, Falk Lederer, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Spatiotemporal surface solitons in two-dimensional photonic lattices," Opt. Lett. 32, 3173-3175 (2007)