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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2007
  • pp: 674–676

Plasmon–soliton

Eyal Feigenbaum and Meir Orenstein  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 6, pp. 674-676 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000674


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Abstract

Formation of a novel hybrid-vector spatial plasmon–soliton in a Kerr slab embedded between metal plates is predicted and analyzed with a modified nonlinear Schrodinger equation encompassing hybrid-vector field characteristics. Assisted by the transverse plasmonic effect, the self-trapping dimension of the plasmon–soliton was substantially compressed (compared with the dielectrically cladded slab case) when reducing the slab width. The practical limitation of the plasmon–soliton size reduction is determined by available nonlinear materials and metal loss. For the extreme reported values of nonlinear index change, we predict a soliton with a cross section of 300 nm × 30 nm (average dimension of 100 nm ).

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2006
Published: February 15, 2007

Citation
Eyal Feigenbaum and Meir Orenstein, "Plasmon-soliton," Opt. Lett. 32, 674-676 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-6-674


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