Helmholtz solitons: a new angle in nonlinear science

Chamorro-Posada, P, McDonald, GS, Sanchez-Curto, J and Christian, JM 2007, Helmholtz solitons: a new angle in nonlinear science , in: Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Dynamical Systems (NEEDS), 15th - 24th June 2007, L’Ametlla de Mar, Spain.

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The ubiquitous nonlinear SchrÄodinger (NLS) equation models soliton propagation in many di®erent scenarios. In a nutshell, the NLS equation describes the slow modulation of the envelope of a linear wave when propagating in a weakly nonlinear medium. Within the context of spatial optical solitons, for instance, slow refers to the paraxial approximation which per mits to derive the NLS equation from the more general nonlinear Helmholtz (NLH) equation [1] for the envelope of an optical beam which propagates along a de¯nite axis, or in¯nitesimally close to it, and which is broad when compared to the wavelength, thus, preserving the weakly nonlinear nature of the propagating disturbance. Restrictions on the propagation angle can be released using the NLH equation which restores the spatial symmetry required when angular considerations are fundamental such as in the collisions of solitons or when they impinge on a nonlinear interface [1]. A detailed account of recent progress in the field [1] plus new results will be presented, including exact soliton solutions and analytical and numerical investigations of their properties. References: [1] Chamorro-Posada P. et al. Phys. Rev. E 74 036609 (2006), S¶anchez-Curto J. et al. Opt. Lett. 32 1126 (2007), Christian J.M. et al. J. Phys. A: Math. Gen 40 1545 (2007).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Themes: Energy
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: JM Christian
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 14:51
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:11
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18438

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