We study the effects caused by remote boundaries on soliton dynamics in nonlinear media with a large range of nonlocality, and demonstrate theoretically and experimentally how asymmetric boundary forces can lead to soliton steering and oscillation in predetermined trajectories.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
Original Manuscript: May 16, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 29, 2006
Published: December 23, 2006
Barak Alfassi, Carmel Rotschild, Ofer Manela, Mordechai Segev, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides, "Boundary force effects exerted on solitons in highly nonlocal nonlinear media," Opt. Lett. 32, 154-156 (2007)