Solitary wave steering under interaction with continuous waves is studied. An analytical approach based on two conserved quantities of the wave evolution is used to study transverse wave number variations. The method is applicable to any number of transverse dimensions and any kind of nonlinearity. The analytical results provide useful information for the investigation of optimal parameters of interaction for efficient multidimensional steering. Numerical simulations for specific cases are used to confirm the analytical results.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
Yannis Kominis and Kyriakos Hizanidis, "Optimal multidimensional solitary wave steering," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1360-1365 (2005)