Solitary waves in a negative index material with dispersive permittivity and permeability
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology
Received in final form: 14 August 2010
Published online: 18 March 2011
We present a solitary wave solution of the generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation for dispersive permittivity and permeability using a scaling transformation and coupled amplitude-phase formulation. The constraint conditions and the frequency regimes for the existence of solitary waves in a negative index material (NIM) have been worked out. It is shown that soliton shift in a NIM may be suppressed by a judicious choice of the TOD and self-steepening parameter.
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