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Nonparaxial dark solitons in optical Kerr media

Ciattoni, Alessandro and Crosignani, Bruno and Mookherjea, Shayan and Yariv, Amnon (2005) Nonparaxial dark solitons in optical Kerr media. Optics Letters, 30 (5). pp. 516-518. ISSN 0146-9592.

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We show that the nonlinear equation that describes nonparaxial Kerr propagation, together with the already reported bright-soliton solutions, admits of (1 + 1)D dark-soliton solutions. Unlike their paraxial counterparts, dark solitons can be excited only if their asymptotic normalized intensity u²_infinity is below 3/7; their width becomes constant when u²_infinity approaches this value.

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Additional Information:© 2005 Optical Society of America. Received May 18, 2004. This research has been funded by the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia through the “Solitons Embedded in Holograms” and the Fondo per Gli Investimenti della Ricerca di Base “Space–Time Nonlinear Effects” projects and by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (H. Schlossberg).
Subject Keywords:Kerr effect; Solitons
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