Stable discrete surface light bullets

Dumitru Mihalache*, Dumitru Mazilu, Falk Lederer, Yuri S. Kivshar

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    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 different distances from the edge of the waveguide array.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)589-595
    Number of pages7
    JournalOptics Express
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2007


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