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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1997
  • pp: 1385–1387

Modification of solitary waves by third-harmonic generation

Rowland A. Sammut, Alexander V. Buryak, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 18, pp. 1385-1387 (1997)

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The effect of phase-matched third-harmonic generation on the structure and stability of spatial solitary waves is investigated. A power threshold for the existence of two-frequency spatial solitons is found, and the multistability of solitary waves in a Kerr medium owing to a higher-order nonlinear phase shift caused by cascaded third-order processes is revealed.

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Rowland A. Sammut, Alexander V. Buryak, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Modification of solitary waves by third-harmonic generation," Opt. Lett. 22, 1385-1387 (1997)

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