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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4540–4542

Soliton generation by counteracting gain-guiding and self-bending

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4540-4542 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004540


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Abstract

We introduce a concept for stable spatial soliton formation, mediated by the competition between self-bending induced by a strongly asymmetric nonlocal nonlinearity and spatially localized gain superimposed on a wide pedestal with linear losses. When acting separately both effects seriously prevent stable localization of light, but under suitable conditions they counteract each other, forming robust soliton states that are attractors for a wide range of material and input light conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2012
Published: October 30, 2012

Citation
Valery E. Lobanov, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "Soliton generation by counteracting gain-guiding and self-bending," Opt. Lett. 37, 4540-4542 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-21-4540


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