Accession Number : ADP007628

Title :   Spatial Solitons in Planar Waveguides,

Corporate Author : NEW SOUTH WALES UNIV KENSINGTON (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Sammut, R. A. ; Pask, C. ; Li, Q. Y.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Recent papers claim to have observed spatial solitons in planar waveguides where confinement is provided in one transverse (y) dimension by a linear refractive-index difference and in the orthogonal (x) dimension by self-trapping due to an intensity-dependent refractive-index variation. If these experiments really do allow nonlinear effects to be observed independently in the x dimension, then the transverse field should take a separable form as used implicitly. We explore the nature and accuracy of this assumption beginning with the stable, isolated soliton and returning at the end to the general propagation problem.

Descriptors :   *SOLITONS, *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, INTENSITY, REFRACTIVE INDEX, TRANSVERSE, VARIATIONS, SYMPOSIA, AUSTRALIA, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, REFRACTIVE INDEX.

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE