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.
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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.
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|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|
|Depositing User:||GS McDonald|
|Date Deposited:||13 Oct 2011 09:50|
|Last Modified:||13 Oct 2011 09:50|
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