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)