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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1254–1256

Nonparaxial spatial solitons and propagation-invariant pattern solutions in optical Kerr media

Bruno Crosignani, Amnon Yariv, and Shayan Mookherjea  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 1254-1256 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001254


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Abstract

We investigate nonlinear propagation in the presence of the optical Kerr effect by relying on a rigorous generalization of the standard parabolic equation that includes nonparaxial and vectorial terms. We show that, in the (1+1)-D case, both soliton and propagation-invariant pattern solutions exist (while the standard hyperbolic-secant function is not a solution).

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Bruno Crosignani, Amnon Yariv, and Shayan Mookherjea, "Nonparaxial spatial solitons and propagation-invariant pattern solutions in optical Kerr media," Opt. Lett. 29, 1254-1256 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-11-1254

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