Abstract

Propagation of light waves in a thin, self-defocusing, nonlinear film bounded by an infinite self-defocusing medium of a different nonlinearity is investigated. It is shown that both gray and dark solitary waves can be trapped in the film when the linear refractive index of the film, nf, is smaller than that of the cladding, no, and the wave’s effective index, ne, is nf < ne < no. On the other hand, a series of trapped dark oscillatory solitary waves results when ne < min{nf, no}.

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[CrossRef]

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C. T. Seaton, J. D. Valera, R. L. Shoemaker, G. I. Stegeman, J. T. Chilwell, S. D. Smith, “Calculations of nonlinear TE waves guided by thin dielectric films bounded by nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 774–783 (1985);G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, “Nonlinear waves guided by thin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 830–832 (1984);H. Vach, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, I. C. Khoo, “Observation of intensity-dependent guided waves,” Opt. Lett. 9, 238–240 (1984).
[CrossRef]

A. D. Boardman, P. Egan, “S-polarized waves in a thin dielectric film asymmetrically bounded by optically nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1701–1713 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1982 (1)

N. N. Akhmediev, “Novel class of nonlinear surface waves: asymmetric modes in a symmetric layered structure,” Sov. Phys. JETP 56, 299–303 (1982).

1980 (1)

1973 (1)

V. E. Zakharov, A. B. Shabat, “Interaction between solitons in a stable medium,” Sov. Phys. JETP 37, 823–828 (1973).

1964 (1)

R. Y. Chiao, E. Garmire, C. H. Townes, “Self trapping of optical beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 479–482 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Aitchison, J. S.

Akhmediev, N. N.

N. N. Akhmediev, “Novel class of nonlinear surface waves: asymmetric modes in a symmetric layered structure,” Sov. Phys. JETP 56, 299–303 (1982).

Allan, G. R.

Andersen, D. R.

Barthelemy, A.

A. Barthelemy, S. Maneuf, C. Froehly, “Propagation solution et autoconfinement de faisceaux laser par non linearite optique de Kerr,” Opt. Commun. 55, 193–206 (1985);S. Maneuf, R. Desailly, C. Froehly, “Stable self-trapping of laser beams: observation in a nonlinear planar waveguide,” Opt. Commun. 65, 193–198 (1988);S. Maneuf, F. Reyneud, “Quasi-steady state self-trapping of first, second and third order subnanosecond soliton beams,” Opt. Commun. 66, 325–328 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Boardman, A. D.

A. D. Boardman, P. Egan, “S-polarized waves in a thin dielectric film asymmetrically bounded by optically nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1701–1713 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Byrd, P. F.

P. F. Byrd, M. D. Friedman, Handbook of Elliptic Integrals for Engineers and Scientists (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1971).

Chen, Y.

Y. Chen, “Vector dark spatial solitons,” Electron. Lett. 27, 1346–1348 (1991).
[CrossRef]

A. W. Snyder, Y. Chen, L. Poladian, D. J. Mitchell, “Fundamental mode of highly nonlinear fibers,” Electron. Lett. 15, 535–537 (1990).

Chiao, R. Y.

R. Y. Chiao, E. Garmire, C. H. Townes, “Self trapping of optical beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 479–482 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Chilwell, J. T.

C. T. Seaton, J. D. Valera, R. L. Shoemaker, G. I. Stegeman, J. T. Chilwell, S. D. Smith, “Calculations of nonlinear TE waves guided by thin dielectric films bounded by nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 774–783 (1985);G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, “Nonlinear waves guided by thin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 830–832 (1984);H. Vach, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, I. C. Khoo, “Observation of intensity-dependent guided waves,” Opt. Lett. 9, 238–240 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Egan, P.

A. D. Boardman, P. Egan, “S-polarized waves in a thin dielectric film asymmetrically bounded by optically nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1701–1713 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Friedman, M. D.

P. F. Byrd, M. D. Friedman, Handbook of Elliptic Integrals for Engineers and Scientists (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1971).

Froehly, C.

A. Barthelemy, S. Maneuf, C. Froehly, “Propagation solution et autoconfinement de faisceaux laser par non linearite optique de Kerr,” Opt. Commun. 55, 193–206 (1985);S. Maneuf, R. Desailly, C. Froehly, “Stable self-trapping of laser beams: observation in a nonlinear planar waveguide,” Opt. Commun. 65, 193–198 (1988);S. Maneuf, F. Reyneud, “Quasi-steady state self-trapping of first, second and third order subnanosecond soliton beams,” Opt. Commun. 66, 325–328 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Garmire, E.

R. Y. Chiao, E. Garmire, C. H. Townes, “Self trapping of optical beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 479–482 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Jackel, J. L.

Leaird, D. E.

Love, J. D.

A. W. Snyder, J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman & Hall, London, 1983).

Maneuf, S.

A. Barthelemy, S. Maneuf, C. Froehly, “Propagation solution et autoconfinement de faisceaux laser par non linearite optique de Kerr,” Opt. Commun. 55, 193–206 (1985);S. Maneuf, R. Desailly, C. Froehly, “Stable self-trapping of laser beams: observation in a nonlinear planar waveguide,” Opt. Commun. 65, 193–198 (1988);S. Maneuf, F. Reyneud, “Quasi-steady state self-trapping of first, second and third order subnanosecond soliton beams,” Opt. Commun. 66, 325–328 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Mitchell, D. J.

A. W. Snyder, Y. Chen, L. Poladian, D. J. Mitchell, “Fundamental mode of highly nonlinear fibers,” Electron. Lett. 15, 535–537 (1990).

Oliver, M. K.

Poladian, L.

A. W. Snyder, Y. Chen, L. Poladian, D. J. Mitchell, “Fundamental mode of highly nonlinear fibers,” Electron. Lett. 15, 535–537 (1990).

Seaton, C. T.

G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, “Nonlinear integrated optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 58, R57–R78 (1985).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Seaton, J. D. Valera, R. L. Shoemaker, G. I. Stegeman, J. T. Chilwell, S. D. Smith, “Calculations of nonlinear TE waves guided by thin dielectric films bounded by nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 774–783 (1985);G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, “Nonlinear waves guided by thin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 830–832 (1984);H. Vach, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, I. C. Khoo, “Observation of intensity-dependent guided waves,” Opt. Lett. 9, 238–240 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Shabat, A. B.

V. E. Zakharov, A. B. Shabat, “Interaction between solitons in a stable medium,” Sov. Phys. JETP 37, 823–828 (1973).

Shoemaker, R. L.

C. T. Seaton, J. D. Valera, R. L. Shoemaker, G. I. Stegeman, J. T. Chilwell, S. D. Smith, “Calculations of nonlinear TE waves guided by thin dielectric films bounded by nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 774–783 (1985);G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, “Nonlinear waves guided by thin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 830–832 (1984);H. Vach, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, I. C. Khoo, “Observation of intensity-dependent guided waves,” Opt. Lett. 9, 238–240 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Silberberg, Y.

Skinner, S. R.

Smirl, A. L.

Smith, P. W.

Smith, S. D.

C. T. Seaton, J. D. Valera, R. L. Shoemaker, G. I. Stegeman, J. T. Chilwell, S. D. Smith, “Calculations of nonlinear TE waves guided by thin dielectric films bounded by nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 774–783 (1985);G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, “Nonlinear waves guided by thin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 830–832 (1984);H. Vach, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, I. C. Khoo, “Observation of intensity-dependent guided waves,” Opt. Lett. 9, 238–240 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Snyder, A. W.

A. W. Snyder, Y. Chen, L. Poladian, D. J. Mitchell, “Fundamental mode of highly nonlinear fibers,” Electron. Lett. 15, 535–537 (1990).

A. W. Snyder, J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman & Hall, London, 1983).

Stegeman, G. I.

C. T. Seaton, J. D. Valera, R. L. Shoemaker, G. I. Stegeman, J. T. Chilwell, S. D. Smith, “Calculations of nonlinear TE waves guided by thin dielectric films bounded by nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 774–783 (1985);G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, “Nonlinear waves guided by thin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 830–832 (1984);H. Vach, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, I. C. Khoo, “Observation of intensity-dependent guided waves,” Opt. Lett. 9, 238–240 (1984).
[CrossRef]

G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, “Nonlinear integrated optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 58, R57–R78 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Tomlinson, W. J.

Townes, C. H.

R. Y. Chiao, E. Garmire, C. H. Townes, “Self trapping of optical beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 479–482 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Valera, J. D.

C. T. Seaton, J. D. Valera, R. L. Shoemaker, G. I. Stegeman, J. T. Chilwell, S. D. Smith, “Calculations of nonlinear TE waves guided by thin dielectric films bounded by nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 774–783 (1985);G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, “Nonlinear waves guided by thin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 830–832 (1984);H. Vach, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, I. C. Khoo, “Observation of intensity-dependent guided waves,” Opt. Lett. 9, 238–240 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Vogel, E. M.

Weiner, A. M.

Zakharov, V. E.

V. E. Zakharov, A. B. Shabat, “Interaction between solitons in a stable medium,” Sov. Phys. JETP 37, 823–828 (1973).

Electron. Lett. (2)

A. W. Snyder, Y. Chen, L. Poladian, D. J. Mitchell, “Fundamental mode of highly nonlinear fibers,” Electron. Lett. 15, 535–537 (1990).

Y. Chen, “Vector dark spatial solitons,” Electron. Lett. 27, 1346–1348 (1991).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

C. T. Seaton, J. D. Valera, R. L. Shoemaker, G. I. Stegeman, J. T. Chilwell, S. D. Smith, “Calculations of nonlinear TE waves guided by thin dielectric films bounded by nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 774–783 (1985);G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, “Nonlinear waves guided by thin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 830–832 (1984);H. Vach, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, I. C. Khoo, “Observation of intensity-dependent guided waves,” Opt. Lett. 9, 238–240 (1984).
[CrossRef]

A. D. Boardman, P. Egan, “S-polarized waves in a thin dielectric film asymmetrically bounded by optically nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1701–1713 (1985).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, “Nonlinear integrated optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 58, R57–R78 (1985).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Barthelemy, S. Maneuf, C. Froehly, “Propagation solution et autoconfinement de faisceaux laser par non linearite optique de Kerr,” Opt. Commun. 55, 193–206 (1985);S. Maneuf, R. Desailly, C. Froehly, “Stable self-trapping of laser beams: observation in a nonlinear planar waveguide,” Opt. Commun. 65, 193–198 (1988);S. Maneuf, F. Reyneud, “Quasi-steady state self-trapping of first, second and third order subnanosecond soliton beams,” Opt. Commun. 66, 325–328 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

R. Y. Chiao, E. Garmire, C. H. Townes, “Self trapping of optical beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 479–482 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Sov. Phys. JETP (2)

V. E. Zakharov, A. B. Shabat, “Interaction between solitons in a stable medium,” Sov. Phys. JETP 37, 823–828 (1973).

N. N. Akhmediev, “Novel class of nonlinear surface waves: asymmetric modes in a symmetric layered structure,” Sov. Phys. JETP 56, 299–303 (1982).

Other (2)

P. F. Byrd, M. D. Friedman, Handbook of Elliptic Integrals for Engineers and Scientists (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1971).

A. W. Snyder, J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman & Hall, London, 1983).

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