Emergence of linear wave segments and predictable traits in saturated nonlinear media

Eugenio DelRe*, Angelo D'Ercole, Aharon J. Agranat

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Abstract

We find the key behind the existence traits of asymptotic saturated nonlinear optical solitons in the emergence of linear wave segments. These traits, produced by the progressive relegation of nonlinear dynamics to wave tails, allow a direct and versatile analytical prediction of self-trapping existence conditions and simple soliton scaling laws, which we confirm experimentally in saturated-Kerr self-trapping observed in photorefractives. This approach provides the means to correctly evaluate beam tails in the saturated regime, which is instrumental in the prediction of soliton interaction forces.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)260-262
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Feb 2003

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