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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4657–4659

Neck instability of bright solitons in normally dispersive Kerr media

Simon-Pierre Gorza, Bernard Deconinck, Thomas Trogdon, Philippe Emplit, and Marc Haelterman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 4657-4659 (2012)

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The neck instability of bright solitons of the hyperbolic nonlinear Shrödinger equation is investigated. It is shown that this instability originates from a four-wave mixing interaction that links on-axis to off-axis radiation at opposite frequency bands. Our experiment supports this interpretation.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2012
Published: November 7, 2012

Simon-Pierre Gorza, Bernard Deconinck, Thomas Trogdon, Philippe Emplit, and Marc Haelterman, "Neck instability of bright solitons in normally dispersive Kerr media," Opt. Lett. 37, 4657-4659 (2012)

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