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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2260–2262

Surface waves in defocusing thermal media

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Fangwei Ye, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 15, pp. 2260-2262 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002260


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Abstract

We predict that the interface of materials with defocusing thermal nonlinearities supports stable fundamental and higher-order surface waves when the opposite edges of the medium are maintained at different temperatures. Such surface waves exist due to the interplay between repulsion from the interface and the defocusing thermal nonlinearity that deflects light beams from the bulk of the medium toward its edges.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2007
Published: July 30, 2007

Citation
Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Fangwei Ye, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "Surface waves in defocusing thermal media," Opt. Lett. 32, 2260-2262 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-15-2260

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