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Helmholtz solitons: Maxwell’s equations, interfaces, bistability & counterpropagation

Chamorro-Posada, P, Sanchez-Curto, J, Grikurov, VE, McDonald, GS and Christian, JM 2008, Helmholtz solitons: Maxwell’s equations, interfaces, bistability & counterpropagation , in: Days on Diffraction, 2008. DD '08 International Conference, 3-6 June 2008, St. Petersburg, Russia.

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    We give a brief overview of some new results in Helmholtz soliton theory. Firstly, fundamental considerations are made in terms of new contexts for Helmholtz solitons that arise directly from Maxwells equations. We then detail applications of Helmholtz solitons in material interface geometries: generalising Snells law to nonlinear beams and reporting new qualitative phenomena. Novel families of bistable soliton solutions to a cubic-quintic Helmholtz equation are also presented. Finally, an analysis of counterpropagating beams that includes new bidirectional solitons is summarized. This paper is dedicated to the late Dr. Valery E. Grikurov.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    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: Days on Diffraction, 2008. DD '08. Proceedings of the International Conference
    Publisher: IEEE Xplore Digital Library
    Refereed: Yes
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    Depositing User: GS McDonald
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 09:18
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:13

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