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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 193–195

Nonparaxial ( 1 + 1 ) D spatial solitons in uniaxial media

Alessandro Alberucci and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 193-195 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000193


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Abstract

We investigate nonparaxial spatial solitons in uniaxial media with a cubic nonlinearity, accounting for the fully vectorial electromagnetic perturbation and the longitudinal field component in the self-induced index well. We discuss the effective nonlocality arising in purely Kerr media and soliton self-steering owing to nonlinear changes in walk-off.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2010
Published: January 11, 2011

Citation
Alessandro Alberucci and Gaetano Assanto, "Nonparaxial (1+1)D spatial solitons in uniaxial media," Opt. Lett. 36, 193-195 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-2-193

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