Collision of solitary waves in media with a second-order nonlinearity

C. Etrich*, U. Peschel, F. Lederer, B. Malomed

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Abstract

We consider the collision behavior of self-trapped optical beams in media with a quadratic nonlinearity. It is found that the solitary waves behave similarly to true solitons above a critical velocity. Below this velocity they merge and form oscillating states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R3444-R3447
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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