We present detailed theoretical studies of optical spatial solitons (SSs) supported by photoisomerization nonlinearity in a polymer sample. One-dimensional dark and bright SSs and their existence curves are presented. Several combinations of polarizations of the signal and background beams can be used to form the SSs.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 25, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2006
Xiao-sheng Wang, Wei-long She, and Wing-kee Lee, "Optical spatial soliton supported by photoisomerization nonlinearity in a polymer with a background beam," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 2127-2133 (2006)