Wave instabilities in nonlinear schrödinger systems with nonvanishing background

K. Katterbauer, S. Trillo, A. Fratalocchi

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Abstract

The generalized Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation (GNLSE): i∂φ/∂ t+1/2 Δ φ + F(| φ|2) φ = 0 is a fundamental equation for the universal propagation of dispersive and nonlinear waves [1-4]. In the presence of high order nonlinear responses, these equations exhibit instabilities that lead to wave collapse [1, 4]. The study of collapse has stirred significant interest in scientific community, especially in Optics, as it lead to the localization and trapping of energy in small spatial scales [4]. To date, most efforts have been directed to the study of localized pulses with vanishing boundary conditions, where collapse is demonstrated to occur when the field Hamiltonian is negative [4], while practically nothing is known in the presence of a nonzero background. The latter is a particularly important in Optics, due to the large interest stirred by the study of nonlinear waves with nonzero background, such as e.g., Dark/Gray solitons [1,3-4].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781557529725
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 9 2013Jun 14 2013

Other

Other2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period06/9/1306/14/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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