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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1543–1545

Engineering soliton nonlinearities: from local to strongly nonlocal

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 10, pp. 1543-1545 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001543


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Abstract

We put forward what we believe to be a novel strategy to achieve synthetic nonlinearities where local and nonlocal contributions compete on a similar footing, thus yielding intermediate tunable responses ranging from local to strongly nonlocal. The setting addressed is a semiconductor material with both Kerr and thermal nonlinearities illuminated by a pulse train with suitable pulse width and repetition rate.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2009
Published: May 11, 2009

Citation
Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "Engineering soliton nonlinearities: from local to strongly nonlocal," Opt. Lett. 34, 1543-1545 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-10-1543


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