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Non-paraxial solitons

Chamorro-Posada, P, Mcdonald, GS and New, GHC 1998, 'Non-paraxial solitons' , Journal of Modern Optics, 45 (6) , pp. 1111-1121.

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In this paper, we propose the use of ultranarrow soliton beams in miniaturized nonlinear optical devices. We derive a nonparaxial nonlinear Schrödinger equation and show that it has an exact non-paraxial soliton solution from which the paraxial soliton is recovered in the appropriate limit. The physical and mathematical geometry of the non-paraxial soliton is explored through the consideration of dispersion relations, rotational transformations and approximate solutions. We highlight some of the unphysical aspects of the paraxial limit and report modifications to the soliton width, the soliton area and the soliton (phase) period which result from the breakdown of the slowly varying envelope approximation.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Energy
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Modern Optics
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0950-0340
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Depositing User: GS McDonald
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 10:51
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:13

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