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Helmholtz bright and black soliton splitting at nonlinear interfaces

Sánchez-Curto, J, Chamorro-Posada, P and Mcdonald, GS 2012, 'Helmholtz bright and black soliton splitting at nonlinear interfaces' , Physical Review A, 85 (1) , 01386-1.

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    Abstract

    Soliton breakup occurring at the planar boundary separating two Kerr focusing and defocusing media is analyzed within the framework of the Helmholtz theory where the full angular content of the problem is preserved. We show that the number of solitons resulting from bright soliton breakup depends on the soliton angle of incidence, contrary to the predictions of previous paraxial analyses. The generation of multiple gray solitons resulting from the interaction of a dark soliton at Kerr defocusing interfaces is studied and the main properties of the output dark soliton pattern are revealed.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: 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: Physical Review A
    Publisher: American Physical Society
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1050-2947
    Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
    Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 17:04
    Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 15:25
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/20822

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