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Optical spatial solitons, the power law, and the swing effect
Author(s): Sihon H. Crutcher; Albert J. Osei; Matthew E. Edwards
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Paper Abstract

We continue a study of the equivalence particle principle applied to an optical spatial soliton which is a "narrow filament" that maintains its existence in a waveguide. Using this principle, expressions for acceleration, spatial frequency, spatial period and other variables for a spatial soliton can be derived from the solution of basic Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation. These results agree well with numerical simulations of the Modified Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation. If the expression of the acceleration is bounded in some cases this means the spatial soliton propagates with a swing effect. We go one step further in this theoretical study to investigate the effects of the swing effect with power law included in the Modified Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7056, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications II, 70560Q (25 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.792007
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Sihon H. Crutcher, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (United States)
Albert J. Osei, Oakwood Univ. (United States)
Matthew E. Edwards, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7056:
Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications II
Shizhuo Yin; Ruyan Guo, Editor(s)

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