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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 15075–15080

Dark surface waves in self-focusing media with diffusion and photovoltaic nonlinearities

Zhonghao Luo, Fangli Liu, Yuhui Xu, Haoyu Liu, Tianhao Zhang, Jingjun Xu, and Jianguo Tian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 15075-15080 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.015075


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Abstract

Dark surface waves with photorefractive diffusion and photovoltaic nonlinearities are predicted for the first time. We find it is extraordinary that this type of dark surface waves should be in self-focusing media, which is very different from the surface dark solitons or other nonlinear dark surface waves. An oscillator model is proposed by which the above extraordinary phenomenon is demonstrated. In this model an equivalent force function is established, whose form determines the varieties of surface waves (bright surface waves, dark surface waves or others).

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OCIS Codes
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2013
Published: June 17, 2013

Citation
Zhonghao Luo, Fangli Liu, Yuhui Xu, Haoyu Liu, Tianhao Zhang, Jingjun Xu, and Jianguo Tian, "Dark surface waves in self-focusing media with diffusion and photovoltaic nonlinearities," Opt. Express 21, 15075-15080 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-13-15075


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