ZhETF, Vol. 123,
p. 997 (May 2003)
(English translation - JETP,
Vol. 96, No. 5,
available online at www.springer.com
POLARITON EFFECT IN NONLINEAR PULSE PROPAGATION
Darmanyan S.A., Kamchatnov A.V., Neviere M.
Received: July 15, 2002
PACS: 42.65.Tg, 42.25.Bs
The joint influence of the polariton effect and Kerr-like nonlinearity on the propagation of optical pulses is studied. The existence of different families of envelope solitary wave solutions in the vicinity of the polariton gap is shown. The properties of solutions depend strongly on the carrier wave frequency. In particular, solitary waves inside and outside the polariton gap exhibit different velocity and amplitude dependences on their duration.