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Stability of one-dimensional dark spatial solitons of finite second transverse extent
Author(s): Aleksander A. Dreischuh; T. Arabadjiev; Dragomir Neshev; G. G. Paulus; F. Zacher; Herbert Walther
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Paper Abstract

In this work we analyze the nonlinear evolution of mixed edge-screw phase dislocations and provide arguments on the existence of 1D dark spatial solitary waves of finite length in bulk Kerr nonlinear media. The characteristic phase gradients force the dark beam to steer in space. An all- optical switching scheme is proposed and critically evaluated with respect to stability and deflection control. Experimental results are reported on the decay of quasi-2D dark spatial solitons into finite-length 1D dark spatial solitons. The role of the saturation of the nonlinearity is discussed.

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Date Published: 7 May 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3571, Tenth International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (7 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347611
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Aleksander A. Dreischuh, Sofia Univ.(Bulgaria) and Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Bulgaria)
T. Arabadjiev, Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria)
Dragomir Neshev, Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria)
G. G. Paulus, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
F. Zacher, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
Herbert Walther, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany) and Univ. Muenchen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3571:
Tenth International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Peter A. Atanasov; Dimitar V. Stoyanov, Editor(s)

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