Light propagation through a nonlinear defect: symmetry breaking and controlled soliton emission

A. Fratalocchi and G. Assanto

Opt. Lett. 31, 1489-1491 (2006)


We investigate the emission of solitons at a nonlinear longitudinal defect. We discuss the basic physics and introduce a novel approach to achieve complete nonlinear control of the process. Theoretical results are confirmed by numerical simulations.