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Interlaced solitons and vortices in coupled DNLS lattices

Grupo de Física No Lineal, Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Física Aplicada I. Escuela Universitaria Politécnica, C/ Virgen de África, 7, E-41011 Sevilla, Spain; Department of Mathematics, Western New England College, Springfield, MA 01119, USA; School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, United Kingdom; Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-4515, USA
Physica D Nonlinear Phenomena (Impact Factor: 1.67). 01/2009; DOI: 10.1016/j.physd.2009.09.002
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ABSTRACT In the present work, we propose a new set of coherent structures that arise in nonlinear dynamical lattices with more than one component, namely interlaced solitons. In the anti-continuum limit of uncoupled sites, these are waveforms whose one component has support where the other component does not. We illustrate systematically how one can combine dynamically stable unary patterns to create stable ones for the binary case of two-components. For the one-dimensional setting, we provide a detailed theoretical analysis of the existence and stability of these waveforms, while in higher dimensions, where such analytical computations are far more involved, we resort to corresponding numerical computations. Lastly, we perform direct numerical simulations to showcase how these structures break up, when they are exponentially or oscillatorily unstable, to structures with a smaller number of participating sites.

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