R. H. Enns and D. E. Edmundson, "Guide to fabricating bistable
soliton supporting media," Physical Review A. 47, 4524 (1993).
A theoretical guide to fabricating materials which could support bistable
bright optical solitons in the sense of Kaplan's definition is
presented. The approach is to build up the requisite nonlinearity by
combining different media which are known to display
saturable Kerr behavior. Conditions on the Kerr coefficients and saturation
intensities for bistability to occur are derived.
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