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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2472–2477

( 2 + 1 ) D surface solitons at the interface between a linear medium and a nonlocal nonlinear medium

Zhiwei Shi, Huagang Li, and Qi Guo  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 10, pp. 2472-2477 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.002472


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Abstract

We address ( 2 + 1 ) D surface solitons occurring at the interface between a linear medium and a nonlocal nonlinear medium whose nonlinear contribution to the refractive index has an initial value at the interface. We find that there exist stable single and dipole surface solitons that do not exhibit a power threshold. The properties of the surface solitons can be affected by the initial value and the degree of nonlocality. When a laser beam is launched away from the interface, the beam will oscillate periodically.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: May 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2011
Published: September 23, 2011

Citation
Zhiwei Shi, Huagang Li, and Qi Guo, "(2+1)D surface solitons at the interface between a linear medium and a nonlocal nonlinear medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2472-2477 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-10-2472


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