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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1874–1876

Linear and nonlinear waves in surface and wedge index potentials

Nikolaos K. Efremidis, Dimitrios G. Papazoglou, and Stelios Tzortzakis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 1874-1876 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001874


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Abstract

We study optical beams that are supported at the surface of a medium with a linear index potential and by a piecewise linear wedge-type potential. In the linear limit the modes are described by Airy functions. In the nonlinear regime we find families of solutions that bifurcate from the linear modes and study their stability for both self-focusing and self-defocusing Kerr nonlinearity. The total power of such nonlinear waves is finite without the need for apodization.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: December 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2012
Published: May 21, 2012

Citation
Nikolaos K. Efremidis, Dimitrios G. Papazoglou, and Stelios Tzortzakis, "Linear and nonlinear waves in surface and wedge index potentials," Opt. Lett. 37, 1874-1876 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-11-1874


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