Spatial solitons in a self-focusing semiconductor gain medium

Galina 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 - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Khitrova, G., Gibbs, H. M., Kawamura, Y., Iwamura, H., Ikegami, T., Sipe, J. E., & Ming, L. (1993). Spatial solitons in a self-focusing semiconductor gain medium. Physical Review Letters, 70(7), 920-923. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.70.920

Spatial solitons in a self-focusing semiconductor gain medium. / Khitrova, Galina; Gibbs, H. M.; Kawamura, Y.; Iwamura, H.; Ikegami, T.; Sipe, J. E.; Ming, L.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 70, No. 7, 1993, p. 920-923.

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Khitrova, G, Gibbs, HM, Kawamura, Y, Iwamura, H, Ikegami, T, Sipe, JE & Ming, L 1993, 'Spatial solitons in a self-focusing semiconductor gain medium', Physical Review Letters, vol. 70, no. 7, pp. 920-923. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.70.920
Khitrova, Galina ; Gibbs, H. M. ; Kawamura, Y. ; Iwamura, H. ; Ikegami, T. ; Sipe, J. E. ; Ming, L. / Spatial solitons in a self-focusing semiconductor gain medium. In: Physical Review Letters. 1993 ; Vol. 70, No. 7. pp. 920-923.
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