Dynamics of coupled gap solitons

V. V. Konotop, G. P. Tsironis

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We show analytically that solitonic states of two modes associated with different gap edges are formed when incident waves are sent in layered dielectric systems with a small band gap. The resulting coupled gap solitons are described through a nonlinear Schrödinger equation and propagate with a speed equal to half the speed of light. We discuss the conditions for the existence of coupled gap solitons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5393-5398
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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