Numerical study of soliton emission from a nonlinear waveguide

M. A. Gubbels, E. M. Wright, G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, J. V. Moloney

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The effects of linear absorption, input-beam misalignments, and saturation on soliton emission from a nonlinear waveguide are studied numerically by using the beam-propagation method. The basic phenomenon is found to survive in the presence of these complications. However, in the case of a saturable nonlinearity the solitons become solitary waves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1837-1842
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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