Universal Snell’s law & bright spatial soliton refraction

Sánchez-Curto, J, Chamorro-Posada, P, Christian, JM ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2742-0569, McDonald, GS ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1304-5182 and McCoy, EA 2010, Universal Snell’s law & bright spatial soliton refraction , in: National Photonics Conference, Photon 10, 23-26 Aug, 2010, Southampton, UK.

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The behaviour of a scalar optical beam at the boundary between two dissimilar Kerr media is of fundamental interest in nonlinear photonics. Since this class of problem is intrinsically nonparaxial, the limitations of conventional (paraxial) theory must be observed with care. Recently, we proposed the first Helmholtz model of Kerr spatial soliton refraction that is valid across the entire range of incidence, reflection and refraction angles. Here, we report the first systematic generalization of these novel analyses to a wider class of power-law materials. Soliton refraction laws will be given, and excellent agreement shown between theoretical predictions and computer simulations. New qualitative phenomena are also uncovered in non-Kerr regimes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Themes: Energy
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Technical Digest: National Photonics Conference, Photon 10, Southampton, 2010
Publisher: Institute of Physics (IoP)
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: GS McDonald
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 08:27
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 19:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18272

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