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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1634–1636

Double shock dynamics induced by the saturation of defocusing nonlinearities

Matteo Crosta, Andrea Fratalocchi, and Stefano Trillo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1634-1636 (2012)

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We show that the saturation of defocusing nonlinearities leads to qualitative changes in the onset of wave breaking, determining double shock formation whose regularization occurs in terms of antidark solitons. In a given material, the crossover between different regimes can be controlled by changing the input intensity.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2012
Published: May 7, 2012

Matteo Crosta, Andrea Fratalocchi, and Stefano Trillo, "Double shock dynamics induced by the saturation of defocusing nonlinearities," Opt. Lett. 37, 1634-1636 (2012)

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