We investigate the emission of solitons at a nonlinear longitudinal defect. We discuss the basic physics and introduce a novel approach to achieve complete nonlinear control of the process. Theoretical results are confirmed by numerical simulations.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2006
Andrea Fratalocchi and Gaetano Assanto, "Light propagation through a nonlinear defect: symmetry breaking and controlled soliton emission," Opt. Lett. 31, 1489-1491 (2006)