Composite bound states of spatial optical solitons

Anton S. Desyatnikov, Cornelia Denz, Yuri S. Kivshar

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This work generalizes the concept of scalar bound states of spatial optical solitons by introducing vector soliton clusters, consisting of incoherent light beams (the components of a vector soliton cluster), each consisting of coherent fundamental solitons. Vector clusters include, as a particular case, previously studied multipole- and necklace-ring vector solitons. Indeed, the well known dipole-mode soliton, or its rotating counterpart, the propeller soliton, though were found as a guided modes of the soliton-induced waveguide, can be presented as a bound state of three solitons: two out-of-phase coherent solitons in one component, whose mutual repulsion is balanced out by the incoherent attraction of the third soliton. Following this approach, different configurations of rotating vector clusters are constructed, consisting of different number of solitons in each component, some of them demonstrating remarkably robust propagation over hundreds of the diffraction lengths. Thus, the vectorial interaction allows the construction of a rich variety of the soliton bound states, and provides the additional azimuthal stabilization of these bound states.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2003 European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)0780377338, 9780780377332
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2003 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 27 2003

Publication series

Name2003 European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2003


OtherEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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