Stopping Light on a Defect

  title={Stopping Light on a Defect},
  author={Roy H. Goodman and R. E. Slusher and Michael I. Weinstein},
Gap solitons are localized nonlinear coherent states which have been shown both theoretically and experimentally to propagate in periodic structures. Although theory allows for their propagation at any speed v, 0 ≤ v ≤ c, they have been observed in experiments at speeds of approximately 50% of c. It is of scientific and technological interest to trap gap solitons. We first introduce an explicit multiparameter family of periodic structures with localized defects, which support linear defect… CONTINUE READING
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