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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1139–1142

Dynamics of dissipative spatial solitons over a sharp potential

Ying-Ji He, Boris A. Malomed, Fangwei Ye, and Bambi Hu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp. 1139-1142 (2010)

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We analyze various scenarios of the dynamics of a spatial soliton interacting with a sharp potential barrier (SPB) in the complex Ginzburg–Landau model with the cubic-quintic nonlinearity. In optical realizations of the model, the SPB corresponds to a local notch in the refractive-index field. Possible outcomes of the interaction include splitting of the soliton, its lateral drift, formation of tree-like multi-jet patterns, and destruction of the soliton. The results suggest applications to the design of two- and multi-route splitters of light beams.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 30, 2010
Published: April 30, 2010

Ying-Ji He, Boris A. Malomed, Fangwei Ye, and Bambi Hu, "Dynamics of dissipative spatial solitons over a sharp potential," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1139-1142 (2010)

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