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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1995
  • pp: 2183–2185

Stability of spatial solitary waves in quadratic media

Lluis Torner, Dumitru Mihalache, Dumitru Mazilu, and Nail N. Akhmediev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 2183-2185 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.002183


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Abstract

We investigate the stability of bright solitary waves formed by the mutual trapping of the fundamental and second-harmonic waves propagating in a nonlinear quadratic medium. First, we find that most of the solitary waves are stable under propagation. Second, we study the evolution of the solitary waves in the presence of small linear absorption. At phase matching the adiabatic evolution of the solitary waves obeys an amplitude × width-squared rule.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 1995
Published: November 1, 1995

Citation
Lluis Torner, Nail N. Akhmediev, Dumitru Mihalache, and Dumitru Mazilu, "Stability of spatial solitary waves in quadratic media," Opt. Lett. 20, 2183-2185 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-21-2183

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