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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6616–6622

Stable spatial plasmon solitons in a dielectric-metal-dielectric geometry with gain and loss

Andrea Marini, Dmitry V. Skryabin, and Boris Malomed  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6616-6622 (2011)

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Using a combination of numerical and analytical techniques we demonstrate that a metal stripe surrounded by the active and passive dielectrics supports propagation of stable spatial surface-plasmon solitons. Our analytical methods include the multiple scale reduction of the Maxwell’s equations to the coupled Ginzburg-Landau system, and the soliton perturbation theory developed in the framework of the latter.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(240.4350) Optics at surfaces : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2011
Published: March 23, 2011

Andrea Marini, Dmitry V. Skryabin, and Boris Malomed, "Stable spatial plasmon solitons in a dielectric-metal-dielectric geometry with gain and loss," Opt. Express 19, 6616-6622 (2011)

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