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Bistable Helmholtz bright solitons in saturable materials

Christian, JM, McDonald, GS and Chamorro-Posada, P 2009, 'Bistable Helmholtz bright solitons in saturable materials' , Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 26 (12) , pp. 2323-2330.

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We present, to the best of our knowledge, the first exact analytical solitons of a nonlinear Helmholtz equation with a saturable refractive-index model. These new two-dimensional spatial solitons have a bistable characteristic in some parameter regimes, and they capture oblique (arbitrary-angle) beam propagation in both the forward and backward directions. New conservation laws are reported, and the classic paraxial solution is recovered in an appropriate multiple limit. Analysis and simulations examine the stability of both solution branches, and stationary Helmholtz solitons are found to emerge from a range of perturbed input beams.

Item Type: Article
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
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Optical Society of America B
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0740-3224
Depositing User: GS McDonald
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 09:47
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:00

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