Self-trapped leaky waves in lattices: discrete and Bragg soleakons.


We propose lattice soleakons: self-trapped waves that self-consistently populate slowly-attenuating leaky modes of their self-induced defects in periodic potentials. Two types, discrete and Bragg, lattice soleakons are predicted. Discrete soleakons that are supported by combination of self-focusing and self-defocusing nonlinearities propagate robustly for… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.019690


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