We consider the interaction between two (1+1)D ultra-narrow optical spatial solitons in a nonlinear dispersive medium using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method for the transverse magnetic (TM) polarization. The model uses the general vector auxiliary differential equation (GVADE) approach to include multiple electric-field components, a Kerr nonlinearity, and multiple-pole Lorentz and Raman dispersive terms. This study is believed to be the first considering narrow soliton interaction dynamics for the TM case using the GVADE FDTD method, and our findings demonstrate the utility of GVADE simulation in the design of soliton-based optical switches.
- Finite-difference time-domain method
- nonlinear optics
- spatial solitons
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering