Light propagation through a nonlinear defect: Symmetry breaking and controlled soliton emission

Andrea Fratalocchi, Gaetano Assanto

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We investigate the emission of solitons at a nonlinear longitudinal defect. We discuss the basic physics and introduce a novel approach to achieve complete nonlinear control of the process. Theoretical results are confirmed by numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1489-1491
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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