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Property of electromagnetic solitons in negative-index metamaterials
Author(s): Xi Cheng; Xiaoyu Dai; Wenhua Su; Wei Zhou; Leyong Jiang; Shuangchun Wen
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Paper Abstract

We study the propagation property of soliton pulses in negative-index metamaterials with a nonlinear polarization, and especially analyze the influence of the controllable self-steepening effect, which is resulted from the dispersive magnetic permeability in negative-index metamaterials, on soliton formation and propagation. The results indicate that the negative self-steepening effect also leads to the asymmetry of soliton pulse, the center shift and the decay of higher-order soliton. In addition, the controllable self-steepening effect can be used to counteract the shift of soliton pulse resulted from the third order dispersion effect to make the soliton pulse propagation without center shift to some extent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6781, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV, 678151 (21 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.743329
Show Author Affiliations
Xi Cheng, Hunan Univ. (China)
Xiaoyu Dai, Hunan Univ. (China)
Wenhua Su, Hunan Univ. (China)
Wei Zhou, Hunan Univ. (China)
Leyong Jiang, Hunan Univ. (China)
Shuangchun Wen, Hunan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6781:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV
Ming-Jun Li; Jianping Chen; Satoki Kawanishi; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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