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Black and gray Helmholtz Kerr soliton refraction

Sanchez-Curto, J, Chamorro-Posada, P and McDonald, GS 2011, 'Black and gray Helmholtz Kerr soliton refraction' , Physical Review A (PRA), 83 (1) , 013828.

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    efraction of black and gray solitons at boundaries separating different defocusing Kerr media is analyzed within a Helmholtz framework. A universal nonlinear Snell’s law is derived that describes gray soliton refraction, in addition to capturing the behavior of bright and black Kerr solitons at interfaces. Key regimes, defined by beam and interface characteristics, are identified and predictions are verified by full numerical simulations. The existence of a unique total non-refraction angle for gray solitons is reported; both internal and external refraction at a single interface is shown possible (dependent only on incidence angle). This, in turn, leads to the proposal of positive or negative lensing operations on soliton arrays at planar boundaries.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Energy
    Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Materials & Physics Research Centre
    Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review A (PRA)
    Publisher: American Physical Society
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1050-2947
    Depositing User: GS McDonald
    Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2011 12:33
    Last Modified: 23 Jul 2014 11:08

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