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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21732–21737

Self-focusing and spatial plasmon-polariton solitons

Arthur R. Davoyan, Ilya V. Shadrivov, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21732-21737 (2009)

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We study nonlinear propagation of surface plasmon polaritons along an interface between metal and nonlinear Kerr dielectric. We demonstrate numerically self-focusing of a plasmon beam at large powers and the formation of slowly decaying spatial soliton in the presence of losses. We develop an analytical model for describing the evolution of spatial plasmon-solitons and observe a good agreement with numerical results.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2009
Published: November 12, 2009

Arthur R. Davoyan, Ilya V. Shadrivov, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Self-focusing and spatial plasmon-polariton solitons," Opt. Express 17, 21732-21737 (2009)

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