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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27411–27418

Waveguide properties of the asymmetric collision between two bright spatial solitons in Kerr media

D. Ramírez Martínez, M. M. Méndez Otero, M. L. Arroyo Carrasco, and M. D. Iturbe Castillo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27411-27418 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.027411


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Abstract

In this work, we numerically characterize the waveguide properties of the asymmetric collision between two bright spatial solitons in a nonlinear Kerr media. The results demonstrate that the energy carried by a probe beam guided by one soliton can be transferred after the collision to the waveguide created by the other soliton depending on the initial separation between the solitons, the angle of their collision, and in some cases, the particular soliton that initially guides the probe beam. The observed behavior is equivalent to that obtained for the symmetrical collision when there is an initial relative phase between the solitons.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Spatial Solitons in Nonlinear Materials

History
Original Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2012
Published: November 19, 2012

Virtual Issues
Nonlinear Photonics (2012) Optics Express

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D. Ramírez Martínez, M. M. Méndez Otero, M. L. Arroyo Carrasco, and M. D. Iturbe Castillo, "Waveguide properties of the asymmetric collision between two bright spatial solitons in Kerr media," Opt. Express 20, 27411-27418 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-24-27411


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