Spatial solitons in a self-focusing semiconductor gain medium

G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, Y. Kawamura, H. Iwamura, T. Ikegami, J. E. Sipe, L. Ming

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Abstract

A beam propagating in a planar waveguide exhibits the characteristics of both a fundamental soliton (little change in waist of a 5-m beam; diffraction is compensated by self-focusing nonlinear refraction) and a second-order soliton (10-m beam focuses to 3 m with side peaks). These one-dimensional spatial solitons are quite stable; bifurcations of transverse solitary waves are not seen, in sharp contrast with the case for two transverse dimensions. Plasma-theory planar-wave beam-propagation computations agree well with the data and resemble Kerr-medium solitons quite closely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)920-923
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume70
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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