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Propagation properties of nonparaxial spatial solitons

Chamorro-Posada, P, Mcdonald, GS and New, GHC 2000, 'Propagation properties of nonparaxial spatial solitons' , Journal of Modern Optics, 47 (11) , pp. 1877-1886.

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    We present an analysis and simulation of the non-paraxial nonlinear Schroedinger equation. Exact general relations describing energy flow conservation and transformation invariance are reported, and then explained on physical grounds. New instabilities of fundamental and higher-order paraxial solitons are discovered in regimes where exact analytical non-paraxial solitons are found to be robust attractors. Inverse-scattering theory and the known form of solutions are shown to enable the prediction of the characteristics of nonparaxial soliton formation. Finally, analysis of higher-order soliton break up due to non-paraxial effects reveals features that appear to be of a rather general nature.

    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: Journal of Modern Optics
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0950-0340
    Depositing User: GS McDonald
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 11:10
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:14

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