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Propagation and stability of two-colour spatial optical solitons

Bostock, C, Christian, JM and McDonald, GS 2011, Propagation and stability of two-colour spatial optical solitons , in: College Research Showcase Day, 16th June 2011, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK.

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Two-colour spatial solitons comprise coupled nonlinear optical beams at two distinct temporal frequencies [1]. The components (which may be bright-like and/or dark-like) are localized in space and tend to overlap, thereby allowing the interplay between diffraction and nonlinear effects to result in stationary light structures. We will propose a more complete and realistic model for describing such phenomena. A key feature of our approach is that one may access multicolour geometries involving beam propagation at arbitrary angles and orientations with respect to the reference direction – such considerations are central to multiplexing and interface scenarios, but lie far outside the reach of conventional theory. The modulational instability problem can be solved in a range of physically relevant regimes, and extensive computations have confirmed theoretical predictions. New families of exact analytical two-colour solitons are reported, each of which has co-propagation and counter-propagation classes that are related by geometrical transformation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: JM Christian
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 11:28
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:14
References: [1] R. De La Fuente and A. Barthelemy, Opt. Commun. 88, 419–423(1992). [2] M. Shalaby and A. J. Barthelemy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2736–2741(1992).

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