Composite band-gap solitons in nonlinear optically induced lattices

Anton S. Desyatnikov, Elena A. Ostrovskaya, Yuri S. Kivshar, Cornelia Denz

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We introduce novel optical solitons that consist of a periodic and a spatially localized component coupled nonlinearly via cross-phase modulation. The spatially localized optical field can be treated as a gap soliton supported by the optically induced nonlinear grating. We find different types of these band-gap composite solitons and demonstrate their dynamical stability.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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