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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1489–1491

Light propagation through a nonlinear defect: symmetry breaking and controlled soliton emission

Andrea Fratalocchi and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1489-1491 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001489


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Abstract

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

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2006

Citation
Andrea Fratalocchi and Gaetano Assanto, "Light propagation through a nonlinear defect: symmetry breaking and controlled soliton emission," Opt. Lett. 31, 1489-1491 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-10-1489


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