We study the symmetric collisions of two mobile breathers/solitons in a model for coupled wave guides with a saturable nonlinearity. The saturability allows the existence of mobile breathers with high power. Three main regimes are observed: breather fusion, breather reflection and breather creation. The last regime seems to be exclusive of systems with a saturable nonlinearity, and has been previously observed in continuous models. In some cases a "symmetry breaking" can be observed, which we show to be an numerical artifact. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Saturable nonlinearity
- Waveguide arrays