Dynamics of dark breathers in lattices with saturable nonlinearity
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The problems of the existence, stability, and transversal motion of the discrete dark localized modes in the lattices with saturable nonlinearity are investigated analytically and numerically. The stability analysis shows existence of regions of the parametric space with eigenvalue spectrum branches with non-zeroth real part, which indicates possibility for the propagation of stable on-site and inter-site dark localized modes. The analysis based on the conserved system quantities reveals the existence of regions with a vanishing Peierls-Nabarro barrier which allows transverse motion of the dark breathers. Propagation of the stable on-site and inter-site dark breathers and their free transversal motion are observed numerically. (c) 2007 Optical Society of America.