Kink shape solutions of the Maxwell-Lorentz system

Mads Peter Sørensen, Garry M. Webb, Moysey Brio, Jerome V. Moloney

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In the limit of high amplitude oscillating electromagnetic fields, a sequence of kink antikink shaped optical waves has been found in the Maxwell's equations coupled to a single Lorentz oscillator and with Kerr nonlinearity. The individual kinks and antikinks result from a traveling wave assumption and their stability has been assessed by numerical simulations. For typical physical parameter values the kink width is of the order of tens of femtoseconds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number036602
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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