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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 1371–1376

Spatial solitons and light-induced instabilities in colloidal media

Michał Matuszewski, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 1371-1376 (2008)

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We study nonlinear light propagation in colloidal nanosuspensions. We introduce a novel model for the nonlinear response of colloids which describes consistently the system in the regimes of low and high light intensities and low/large concentrations of colloidal particles. We employ this model to study the light-induced instabilities and demonstrate the formation of stable spatial solitons as well as the existence of a bistability regime.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.3970) Nonlinear optics : Microparticle nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 14, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2008
Published: January 17, 2008

Michal Matuszewski, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Spatial solitons and light-induced instabilities in colloidal media," Opt. Express 16, 1371-1376 (2008)

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