Title

Simple physics of quadratic spatial solitons

Authors

Authors

G. Assanto;G. I. Stegeman

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

SOLITARY-WAVE INTERACTIONS; PARAMETRIC SOLITONS; MEDIA; Optics

Abstract

Spatial solitons in quadratically nonlinear media result from the interplay of parametric gain, diffraction and cascading phase shift. Their main features are well understood in mathematical terms, and several experiments have been successfully carried out which demonstrate their observability and most important properties. Here we provide an intuitive interpretation of some of the underlying physics, outlining the processes that govern their excitation, propagation and interaction forces. (C) 2002 Optical Society of America.

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

10

Issue/Number

9

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

388

Last Page

396

WOS Identifier

WOS:000175459200001

ISSN

1094-4087

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