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Spatial Kerr soliton collisions at arbitrary angles

Chamorro-Posada, P and McDonald, GS 2006, 'Spatial Kerr soliton collisions at arbitrary angles' , Physical Review E, 74 (3) , 036609.

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Abstract

The theory of spatial Kerr solitons is extended to colliding beams that are neither almost-exactly copropagating nor almost-exactly counterpropagating. Our new Helmholtz formalism yields results that are consistent with the inherent symmetry of the collision process and that are not predicted by existing paraxial descriptions. Full numerical and approximate analytical results are presented. These show excellent agreement. In particular, Kerr solitons are found to be remarkably robust under nonparaxial collisions.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Materials & Physics Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review E
Publisher: American Physical Society
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 15393755
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2007 13:00
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:46
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/303

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