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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1808–1810

Spontaneous formation of symbiotic solitary waves in a backward quasi-phase-matched parametric oscillator

Antonio Picozzi and Marc Haelterman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 23, pp. 1808-1810 (1998)

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We show analytically the existence of nondegenerate symbiotic solitary waves in quadratic media with absorption losses. We study these new solitary waves in the particular case of a backward quasi-phase-matching configuration. Our numerical simulations reveal that, when it is used inside a singly resonant optical parametric oscillator, this configuration leads to the spontaneous formation of new solitary waves.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

Antonio Picozzi and Marc Haelterman, "Spontaneous formation of symbiotic solitary waves in a backward quasi-phase-matched parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 23, 1808-1810 (1998)

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