We demonstrate that soliplasmons (soliton–plasmon bound states) appear naturally as eigenmodes of nonlinear Maxwell’s equations for a metal/Kerr interface. Conservative stability analysis is performed by means of finite element numerical modeling of the time-independent nonlinear Maxwell equations. Dynamical features are in agreement with the presented nonlinear oscillator model.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Optics at Surfaces
Original Manuscript: July 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2012
Published: October 5, 2012
C. Milián, D. E. Ceballos-Herrera, D. V. Skryabin, and A. Ferrando, "Soliton-plasmon resonances as Maxwell nonlinear bound states," Opt. Lett. 37, 4221-4223 (2012)