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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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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: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review E
Publisher: American Physical Society
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 15393755
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2007 12:00
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 00:00

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