Generation of spatial solitons using non-linear guided modes

R. W. Micallef, Yu S. Kivshar, J. D. Love, D. Burak, R. Binder

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We investigate how two-dimensional spatial optical solitons can be generated in a non-linear Kerr medium using the non-linear guided modes of a weakly-guiding slab waveguide with a linear core and a non-linear cladding as the source of excitation. Symmetric, antisymmetric and asymmetric non-linear modes are considered, from which we determine the parameters of single solitons, oscillating two-soliton bound states, and two repelling solitons, respectively. Both the beam propagation method and inverse scattering transform are used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-770
Number of pages20
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Issue number7-10
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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