Helmholtz dark solitons

Chamorro-Posada, P and McDonald, GS ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1304-5182 2003, 'Helmholtz dark solitons' , Optics Letters, 28 (10) , pp. 825-827.

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A general dark-soliton solution of the Helmholtz equation (with defocusing Kerr nonlinearity) that has on- and off-axis, gray and black, paraxial and Helmholtz solitons as particular solutions, is reported. Modifications to soliton transverse velocity, width, phase period, and existence conditions are derived and explained in geometrical terms. Simulations verify analytical predictions and also demonstrate spontaneous formation of Helmholtz solitons and transparency of their interactions.

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
Journal or Publication Title: Optics Letters
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 01469592
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2007 11:44
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:59
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/300

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