Unidirectional flow of composite bright-bright solitons through asymmetric double potential barriers and wells

Amaria Javed, T. Uthayakumar, M. O.D. Alotaibi, S. M. Al-Marzoug, H. Bahlouli, U. Al Khawaja

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We investigate the dynamics of two component bright-bright (BB) solitons through reflectionless double barrier and double well potentials in the framework of a Manakov system governed by the coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations. The objective is to achieve unidirectional flow and unidirectional segregation/splitting, which may be used in the design of optical data processing devices. We observe how the propagation of composite BB soliton is affected by the presence of interaction coupling between the two components passing through the asymmetric potentials. We consider Gaussian and Rosen-Morse double potential barriers in order to achieve the unidirectional flow. Moreover, we observe a novel phenomenon which we name ”Polarity Reversal” in the unidirectional flow. In this situation, the polarity of the diode is reversed. To understand the physics underlying these phenomena, we perform a variational calculation where we also achieve unidirectional segregation/splitting using an asymmetric double square potential well. Our comparative study between analytical and numerical analysis lead to an excellent agreement between the two methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105968
JournalCommunications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • Manakov system
  • Optical data processing
  • Optical solitons
  • Unidirectional flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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