Soliton interaction in quadratic and cubic bulk media

S. K. Johansen*, O. Bang

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Abstract

The understanding of how and to what extend the cubic nonlinearity affects beam propagation and spatial soliton formation in quadratic media is of vital importance not only in fundamental nonlinear physics but also in the applied field of rewritable optical circuitry. All quadratic materials have an inherent cubic nonlinearity that becomes important at high intensities or when the fundamental wave (FW) and its second harmonic (SH) do not meet the phase-matching harmonic (SH) do not meet the phase-matching condition. This paper discusses beam propagation under type-I SHG conditions in lossless bulk χ(2) materials with a nonvanishing χ(3) nonlinearity.

Original languageEnglish
Publication date1. Dec 2000
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1. Dec 2000
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS 2000) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 7. May 200012. May 2000

Conference

ConferenceQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS 2000)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period07/05/200012/05/2000
SponsorAPS/Division of Laser Science, IEEE/Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Optical Society of America

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