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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 18 — Sep. 5, 2005
  • pp: 6931–6936

Circularly polarized spatial solitons in Kerr media beyond paraxial approximation

Hongcheng Wang and Weilong She  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 18, pp. 6931-6936 (2005)

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We show that, in (2+1)-D case, both bright and dark solitons can exist in optical Kerr media when the optical beams are cylindrically symmetric and almost circularly polarized. We characterize the dependence of the properties associated with these solitons, such as their spatial width and intensity profiles, on their normalized intensity and the non-paraxial degree.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Original Manuscript: July 29, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2005
Published: September 5, 2005

Hongcheng Wang and Weilong She, "Circularly polarized spatial solitons in Kerr media beyond paraxial approximation," Opt. Express 13, 6931-6936 (2005)

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