Skip to the content

Dark solitons at nonlinear interfaces

Sanchez-Curto, J, Chamorro-Posada, P and McDonald, GS 2010, 'Dark solitons at nonlinear interfaces' , Optics Letters, 35 (9) , pp. 1347-1349.

PDF - Accepted Version
Download (6MB) | Preview


    The refraction of dark solitons at a planar boundary separating two defocusing Kerr media is simulated and analyzed, for the first time (to our knowledge). Analysis is based on the nonlinear Helmholtz equation and is thus valid for any angle of incidence. A new law, governing refraction of black solitons, is combined with one describing bright soliton refraction to yield a generalized Snell’s law whose validity is verified numerically. The complexity of gray soliton refraction is also analyzed, and illustrated by a change from external to internal refraction on varying the soliton contrast parameter.

    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: Optics Letters
    Publisher: Optical Society of America
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0146-9592
    Depositing User: GS McDonald
    Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 09:50
    Last Modified: 23 Jul 2014 11:15

    Actions (login required)

    Edit record (repository staff only)

    Downloads per month over past year

    View more statistics