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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2013
  • pp: 428–430

Self-similar parabolic plasmonic beams

Arthur R. Davoyan, Sergei K. Turitsyn, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 428-430 (2013)

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We demonstrate that an interplay between diffraction and defocusing nonlinearity can support stable self-similar plasmonic waves with a parabolic profile. Simplicity of a parabolic shape combined with the corresponding parabolic spatial phase distribution creates opportunities for controllable manipulation of plasmons through a combined action of diffraction and nonlinearity.

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OCIS Codes
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2013
Published: February 7, 2013

Arthur R. Davoyan, Sergei K. Turitsyn, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Self-similar parabolic plasmonic beams," Opt. Lett. 38, 428-430 (2013)

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