Polarization locking and nonparaxial spatial solitons in media with electronic Kerr nonlinearity
Abbreviated Journal Title
WAVE-FRONT DISTORTIONS; OPTICAL SOLITONS; INTERNAL-MODES; LIGHT-BEAMS; STABILITY; Optics; Spectroscopy
The polarization structure of nonparaxial spatial solitons in a transparent medium with the electronic mechanism of Kerr nonlinearity is studied theoretically. It is demonstrated analytically in the weak nonparaxiality approximation that the regime of polarization locking, in which all the field components have the same propagation constant, is the only stable regime. Estimates of the rate of transition of the initial metastable regime of rotation of the polarization ellipse to the regime of polarization locking are presented. Based on a numerical solution of the nonlinear Maxwell equations, the presence of the nonparaxial regime of polarization locking is confirmed and the main characteristics of the corresponding spatial solitons are obtained. (c) 2005 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.
Optics and Spectroscopy
"Polarization locking and nonparaxial spatial solitons in media with electronic Kerr nonlinearity" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5747.