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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1999
  • pp: 759–761

Spatial optical solitons resulting from multistep cascading

Yuri S. Kivshar, Tristram J. Alexander, and Solomon Saltiel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 11, pp. 759-761 (1999)

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We introduce a novel class of parametric optical solitons supported simultaneously by two second-order nonlinear cascading processes, second-harmonic generation and sum-frequency mixing. We obtain analytical and numerical solutions for three-wave spatial solitons and show that the presence of an additional cascading mechanism can change dramatically the properties and stability of two-wave quadratic solitary waves.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing

Yuri S. Kivshar, Tristram J. Alexander, and Solomon Saltiel, "Spatial optical solitons resulting from multistep cascading," Opt. Lett. 24, 759-761 (1999)

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