Stable spatial plasmon solitons in IMI waveguides with gain and loss

Andrea Marini, Dmitry V Skryabin, B Malomed

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Abstract

An interesting alternative to various geometrical methods providing lateral confinement of SPPs is to use the concept of spatial solitons, where diffraction is suppressed by the nonlinearity induced focusing. Further, the spatial soliton concept can be extended by complementing the diffraction vs nonlinearity balance with the gain vs loss balance, thus completely solving the problem of the soliton decay due to linear absorption. Towards this aim, cubic Ginzburg-Landau equation has been derived for the SPPs at the boundary with active dielectric. However, SPP solitons reported in the above work demonstrate substantial instabilities. Here the authors consider a thin metal stripe surrounded by insulators (IMI waveguide), where SPPs at the two inter faces are weakly coupled. Dielectric at one of the interfaces is assumed active and at the other is passive
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC), 2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4577-0532-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0533-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2011 and the European Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2011 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 May 201126 May 2011

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ConferenceEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2011 and the European Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2011
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/05/1126/05/11

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solitary waves
waveguides
nonlinearity
Landau-Ginzburg equations
diffraction
insulators
decay
metals

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Marini, A., Skryabin, D. V., & Malomed, B. (2011). Stable spatial plasmon solitons in IMI waveguides with gain and loss. In Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC), 2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference [5943641] Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE.2011.5943641

Stable spatial plasmon solitons in IMI waveguides with gain and loss. / Marini, Andrea; Skryabin, Dmitry V; Malomed, B.

Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC), 2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference . Piscataway, NJ : IEEE, 2011. 5943641.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Marini, A, Skryabin, DV & Malomed, B 2011, Stable spatial plasmon solitons in IMI waveguides with gain and loss. in Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC), 2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference ., 5943641, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2011 and the European Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2011, Munich, Germany, 22/05/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE.2011.5943641
Marini A, Skryabin DV, Malomed B. Stable spatial plasmon solitons in IMI waveguides with gain and loss. In Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC), 2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference . Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. 2011. 5943641 https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE.2011.5943641
Marini, Andrea ; Skryabin, Dmitry V ; Malomed, B. / Stable spatial plasmon solitons in IMI waveguides with gain and loss. Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC), 2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference . Piscataway, NJ : IEEE, 2011.
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