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Stable discrete surface light bullets

Mihalache, Dumitru; Mazilu, Dumitru; Lederer, Falk; Kivshar, Yuri


We analyze spatiotemporal light localization near the edge of a semi-infinite array of weakly coupled nonlinear optical waveguides and demonstrate the existence of a novel class of continuous-discrete spatiotemporal solitons, the so-called discrete surface light bullets. We show that their properties are strongly affected by the presence of the surface. To this end the crossover between surface and quasi-bulk bullets is studied by analyzing the families of solitons propagating at...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006-12-29
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express
DOI: 10.1364/OE.15.000589


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