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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1994
  • pp: 96–98

Polarization domain walls in diffractive or dispersive Kerr media

M. Haelterman and A. P. Sheppard  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 96-98 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.000096


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Abstract

A novel type of vector dark solitary wave is shown to exist in Kerr materials. These solitary waves consist of localized structures separating adjacent regions (or domains) of different polarization eigenstates of the Kerr medium.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 5, 1993
Published: January 15, 1994

Citation
M. Haelterman and A. P. Sheppard, "Polarization domain walls in diffractive or dispersive Kerr media," Opt. Lett. 19, 96-98 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-2-96


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