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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 964–967

Propagation of surface solitons in media with uniform and chirped modulated nonlinearities

Jia-Ning Xie, Ying-Ji He, and He-Zhou Wang  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 4, pp. 964-967 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.000964


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Abstract

We address the properties of soliton propagation at the interface between media with uniform and chirped modulated nonlinearities. By changing the chirp parameter and modulation depth p of the nonlinearity, we can control the soliton propagation, including straight transmission, drift left, and drift right. In particular, the formation of a surface soliton does not need a power threshold. Thus, our results offer a new (to our knowledge) method to control the soliton propagation, which potentially applies to optical signal processing and optical switching.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2011
Published: March 31, 2011

Citation
Jia-Ning Xie, Ying-Ji He, and He-Zhou Wang, "Propagation of surface solitons in media with uniform and chirped modulated nonlinearities," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 964-967 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-4-964


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