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Bright spatial solitons in controlled negative phase metamaterials

Boardman, AD, Mitchell-Thomas, RC, King, NJ and Rapoport, YG 2010, 'Bright spatial solitons in controlled negative phase metamaterials' , Optics Communications, 283 (8) , pp. 1585-1597.

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A fundamental discussion of linearly polarised bright spatial soliton beams that are localised in a planar waveguide is developed in a special way that leads to the introduction of nonlinear diffraction. It is emphasised, throughout, that this kind of diffraction dominates influences from non-paraxiality and typical quintic contributions to the nonlinearity. A major discussion is given that is based upon double-negative metamaterials and makes contact with previous literature. Both homogeneous and inhomogeneous diffraction-managed, planar waveguides are investigated with a view to examining the behaviour of narrow beam production and propagation. It is also shown that a Voigt configuration of an externally applied magnetic field can be used to create significant magnetooptic control over spatial soliton propagation in asymmetric waveguides. Both this type of control and diffraction-management lie at the heart of the numerical simulations given here. In all of these cases it is shown that nonlinear diffraction has a very important influence and will create an impact upon future applications.

Item Type: Article
Themes: 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: Optics Communications
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 00304018
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Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2012 14:08
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:11

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