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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1991
  • pp: 21–23

Self-induced optical fibers: spatial solitary waves

A. W. Snyder, D. J. Mitchell, L. Poladian, and F. Ladouceur  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 21-23 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.16.000021


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Abstract

To be self-guided, a beam must exactly equal the mode of the linear-optical fiber that it induces. From this elementary consistency condition we can borrow solutions and their associated physics directly from the familiar literature of linear-optical waveguides. By considering a nonlinear medium characterized by ideal saturation, we present what is to our knowledge the first exact analytical solution of a two-dimensional self-guided beam. This beam is the familiar fundamental mode of a step-profile fiber. The stability of the beam is also determined.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: August 28, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 1990
Published: January 1, 1991

Citation
A. W. Snyder, D. J. Mitchell, L. Poladian, and F. Ladouceur, "Self-induced optical fibers: spatial solitary waves," Opt. Lett. 16, 21-23 (1991)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-16-1-21

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