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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2610–2616

Solitons in a homogenized two-phase, isotropic, nonlinear, particulate composite medium

Nikolaos L. Tsitsas, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, and Dimitri J. Frantzeskakis  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 9, pp. 2610-2616 (2012)

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The strong permittivity fluctuation theory was employed to determine the effective linear relative permittivity and the effective nonlinear susceptibility of a two-phase, isotropic, nonlinear, particulate composite medium. Propagation in the homogenized composite medium obeys the complex Ginzburg–Landau equation, and therefore the medium can support the propagation of chirped solitons that are either Pereira–Stenflo (PS) bright solitons or Nozaki–Bekki (NB) dark solitons, when linear loss is counterbalanced by nonlinear gain. Soliton propagation depends on the volume fraction of the component phases as well as on the correlation length of the spatial fluctuation of the dielectric properties in the composite medium.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2012
Published: August 30, 2012

Nikolaos L. Tsitsas, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, and Dimitri J. Frantzeskakis, "Solitons in a homogenized two-phase, isotropic, nonlinear, particulate composite medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2610-2616 (2012)

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