Surface vortex solitons near boundaries of photonic lattices

Dragana Jović, Raka Jovanovic, Cornelia Denz, Milivoj Belić

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We report on the existence and properties of vortex solitons at the edge and in the corner of two-dimensional triangular photonic lattices. We describe novel types of discrete vortex solitons, as well as the ring surface vortex solitons, localized in the lattice corners or at its edges. We observe that stable surface vortex solitons exist only in the form of a discrete six-lobe solution at the edge of the photonic lattice. Oscillations and irregular dynamics are observed for the ring vortex solutions and discrete two- and three-lobe solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014040
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue numberT149
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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