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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2008
  • pp: 773–775

Surface lattice solitons in diffusive nonlinear media

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 8, pp. 773-775 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000773


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Abstract

We address the properties of surface solitons supported by optical lattices imprinted in photorefractive media with asymmetrical diffusion nonlinearity. Such solitons exist only in finite gaps of the lattice spectrum. In contrast to latticeless geometries, where surface waves exist only when nonlinearity deflects light toward the material surface, the surface lattice solitons exist in settings where diffusion would cause beam bending against the surface.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2008
Published: April 8, 2008

Citation
Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "Surface lattice solitons in diffusive nonlinear media," Opt. Lett. 33, 773-775 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-8-773

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