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[CrossRef]
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M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonicband gap materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368–1371 (1994).

[CrossRef]
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W. Chen and D. L. Mills, “Gap solitons and the nonlinear optical response of superlattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 160–163 (1987).

[CrossRef]
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M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonicband gap materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368–1371 (1994).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

R. M. Joseph and A. Taflove, “FDTD Maxwell's equations models for nonlinear electrodynamics and optics,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 45, 364–374 (1997).

[CrossRef]

W. Chen and D. L. Mills, “Gap solitons and the nonlinear optical response of superlattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 160–163 (1987).

[CrossRef]
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D. L. Mills and S. E. Trullinger, “Gap solitons in nonlinear periodic structure,” Phys. Rev. B 36, 947–952 (1987).

[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]
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[CrossRef]

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R. W. Ziolkowski, “The incorporation of microscopic material models into the FDTD approachfor ultrafast optical pulse simulations,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 45, 375–391 (1997).

[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

R. W. Ziolkowski, “The incorporation of microscopic material models into the FDTD approachfor ultrafast optical pulse simulations,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 45, 375–391 (1997).

[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

P. Tran, “Optical switching with a nonlinear photonic crystal: a numerical study,” Opt. Lett. 21, 1138–1140 (1996).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. L. Mills and S. E. Trullinger, “Gap solitons in nonlinear periodic structure,” Phys. Rev. B 36, 947–952 (1987).

[CrossRef]

W. Chen and D. L. Mills, “Gap solitons and the nonlinear optical response of superlattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 160–163 (1987).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonicband gap materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368–1371 (1994).

[CrossRef]
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