Appendix A: Derivation of the Generalized Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation

A.1 Wave Equation in Nonlinear Optics

In order to derive the wave equation for the propagation of light in a nonlinear optical medium, we begin from the Maxwell’s equations for dielectric medium written as follows:

where, are the electric and magnetic fields, respectively. ...

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