Direct time integration of Maxwell’s equations in nonlinear dispersive media for propagation and scattering of femtosecond electromagnetic solitons

Peter M. Goorjian, Allen Taflove

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Abstract

We report the initial results for femtosecond electromagnetic soliton propagation and collision obtained from first principles, i.e., by a direct time integration of Maxwell’s equations. The time integration efficiently implements linear and nonlinear convolutions for the electric polarization and can take into account such quantum effects as Kerr and Raman interactions. The present approach is robust and should permit the modeling of two- and three-dimensional optical soliton propagation, scattering, and switching from the full-vector Maxwell’s equations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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