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Phys Rev Lett. 2006 Feb 17;96(6):063901. Epub 2006 Feb 13.

Observation of discrete surface solitons.

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  • 1College of Optics and Photonics, CREOL & FPCE, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA.


We report the first observation of discrete optical surface solitons at the interface between a nonlinear self-focusing waveguide lattice and a continuous medium. The effect of power on the localization process of these optical self-trapped states at the edge of an AlGaAs waveguide array is investigated in detail. Our experimental results are in good agreement with theoretical predictions.

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