Nonlinear electromagnetics in chiral media: Self-action of waves

G. Ya Slepyan, S. A. Maksimenko, F. G. Bass, A. Lakhtakia

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Abstract

We report the development of a theory of the self-action of waves in nonlinear chiral media. The basic equations of nonlinear electromagnetism in a chiral medium are reduced to a set of nonlinear coupled Schrödinger equations (NCSE). A partial solution of the NCSE in the form of planar waves and their stability with respect to small perturbations are examined. The Hamiltonian form of the NCSE, as well as conservation principles and the soliton solutions of the NCSE are presented. The presence of chirality is shown to result in an asymmetry of the solitonic spectrum with respect to the handedness of the field. A theory of the interaction of dark and bright solitons in defocusing chiral media is developed. The obtained results, their possible generalization, and their applications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1049-1058
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Chiral Media
electromagnetism
solitary waves
handedness
defocusing
Electromagnetism
chirality
Chirality
conservation
Soliton Solution
Small Perturbations
Asymmetry
asymmetry
Conservation
Solitons
perturbation
Partial
Interaction

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Slepyan, G. Ya ; Maksimenko, S. A. ; Bass, F. G. ; Lakhtakia, A. / Nonlinear electromagnetics in chiral media : Self-action of waves. In: Physical Review E. 1995 ; Vol. 52, No. 1. pp. 1049-1058.
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In: Physical Review E, Vol. 52, No. 1, 01.01.1995, p. 1049-1058.

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