7 May 1999 Stability of one-dimensional dark spatial solitons of finite second transverse extent
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Proceedings Volume 3571, Tenth International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.347611
Event: 10th International School on Quantum Electronics: Lasers: Physics and Applications, 1998, Varna, Bulgaria
Abstract
In this work we analyze the nonlinear evolution of mixed edge-screw phase dislocations and provide arguments on the existence of 1D dark spatial solitary waves of finite length in bulk Kerr nonlinear media. The characteristic phase gradients force the dark beam to steer in space. An all- optical switching scheme is proposed and critically evaluated with respect to stability and deflection control. Experimental results are reported on the decay of quasi-2D dark spatial solitons into finite-length 1D dark spatial solitons. The role of the saturation of the nonlinearity is discussed.
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Aleksander A. Dreischuh, Aleksander A. Dreischuh, T. Arabadjiev, T. Arabadjiev, Dragomir Neshev, Dragomir Neshev, G. G. Paulus, G. G. Paulus, F. Zacher, F. Zacher, Herbert Walther, Herbert Walther, "Stability of one-dimensional dark spatial solitons of finite second transverse extent", Proc. SPIE 3571, Tenth International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (7 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347611; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.347611
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