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Helmholtz solitons in optical materials with a dual power-law refractive index

Christian, JM, McDonald, GS and Chamorro-Posada, P 2010, 'Helmholtz solitons in optical materials with a dual power-law refractive index' , Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials, 19 (3) , pp. 389-405.

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A nonlinear Helmholtz equation is proposed for modelling scalar optical beams in uniform planar waveguides whose refractive index exhibits a purely-focusing dual powerlaw dependence on the electric field amplitude. Two families of exact analytical solitons, describing forward- and backward-propagating beams, are derived. These solutions are physically and mathematically distinct from those recently discovered for related nonlinearities. The geometry of the new solitons is examined, conservation laws are reported, and classic paraxial predictions are recovered in a simultaneous multiple limit. Conventional semi-analytical techniques assist in studying the stability of these nonparaxial solitons, whose propagation properties are investigated through extensive simulations.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Energy
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
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Schools: Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0218-8635
Depositing User: GS McDonald
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 08:31
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:11

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