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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1987
  • pp: 492–494

Light propagation in a two-component nonlinear composite medium

N. C. Kothari and C. Flytzanis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 7, pp. 492-494 (1987)

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The propagation of intense light through a two-component nonlinear heterogeneous medium is considered by treating the medium as a composite medium. Introduction of dispersion and Kerr-type nonlinear terms leads to a nonlinear Schrödinger-type scattering equation. The effect of nonlinear scattering loss on soliton propagation is studied numerically. The propagation of two oppositely traveling waves is also discussed.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 16, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 1987
Published: July 1, 1987

N. C. Kothari and C. Flytzanis, "Light propagation in a two-component nonlinear composite medium," Opt. Lett. 12, 492-494 (1987)

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