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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17759–17767

Spatial soliton tunneling, compression and splitting

Rongcao Yang and Xiaoling Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17759-17767 (2008)

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We numerically investigate the tunneling of spatial solitons through a focusing Kerr nonlinear optical lattice with longitudinal potential barrier, and find that the position of input beams apparently affects the tunneling behaviors of spatial solitons, which exhibit compression or splitting when passing through the barrier, and that the transverse modulation frequency of lattice and the intensity of input beams strongly affect the ability of tunneling. Based on these properties, we present a scheme for compressing soliton and splitting soliton into stable twin beams. The obtained results may have promising applications in all-optical devices based on spatial solitons.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(240.7040) Optics at surfaces : Tunneling
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2008
Published: October 17, 2008

Rongcao Yang and Xiaoling Wu, "Spatial soliton tunneling, compression and splitting," Opt. Express 16, 17759-17767 (2008)

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