Propagation of optical spatial solitons in finite size media: interplay between non locality and boundary conditions

A. Alberucci and G. Assanto

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2314-2320 (2007)


We study the propagation of spatial solitons close to the lateral boundaries of self-focusing nonlocal media. Using the Green function approach, we investigate the soliton induced index distribution and their resulting trajectories in four cases of physical relevance.