We study modulational instability and beam propagation through a photorefractive polymer in the presence of absorption losses. The one-dimensional beam propagation through the nonlinear medium is studied using variational and numerical methods. Stable soliton propagation is observed both analytically and numerically.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2008
Published: March 31, 2008
C. P. Jisha, V. C. Kuriakose, and K. Porsezian, "Modulational instability and beam propagation in photorefractive polymer," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 674-679 (2008)