Abstract

Solitary wave steering under interaction with continuous waves is studied. An analytical approach based on two conserved quantities of the wave evolution is used to study transverse wave number variations. The method is applicable to any number of transverse dimensions and any kind of nonlinearity. The analytical results provide useful information for the investigation of optimal parameters of interaction for efficient multidimensional steering. Numerical simulations for specific cases are used to confirm the analytical results.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

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