Instability of standing waves in nonlinear optical waveguides

C. K.R.T. Jones, J. V. Moloney

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A new mathematical instability technique is presented and applied to determine the stability properties of a physically important class of standing waves in nonlinear planar optical waveguides. The method is illustrated by a case where soliton perturbation techniques or variational methods are inapplicable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-180
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 11 1986

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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