Trapping of slowly-moving or stationary two-color gap solitons

C. Conti, S. Trillo and G. Assanto

Opt. Lett. 23, 334-336 (1998)


We address the important problem of excitation of gap solitons of a parametric nature, which are sustained in periodically corrugated frequency-doubling media near Bragg resonance with both the fundamental frequency and its second harmonic. We demonstrate that a zero-velocity soliton can be trapped in a finite Bragg structure by the quiescence of two counterpropagating moving solitons, which in turn might be formed by injection of appropriate light pulses at a single carrier frequency.