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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 16216–16221

Ring surface waves in thermal nonlinear media

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 16216-16221 (2007)

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We address ring-shaped surface waves supported by defocusing thermal media with circular cross-section. Such waves exist because of the balance between repulsion from the interface and deflection of light from the bulk medium due to defocusing nonlocal nonlinearity. The properties of such surface waves are determined by the geometry of the sample. Nodeless ring surface waves are stable for all values of their winding number, while surface waves with a small number of azimuthal nodes can be metastable.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2007
Published: November 21, 2007

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "Ring surface waves in thermal nonlinear media," Opt. Express 15, 16216-16221 (2007)

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