Multi-component vector solitons in photorefractive crystals

Kristian Motzek, Friedemann Kaiser, Carsten Weilnau, Cornelia Denz, Glen McCarthy, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Anton Desyatnikov, Yuri S. Kivshar

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We study the existence and stability of multi-component spatial optical solitons in anisotropic nonlocal photorefractive media. For the case of three components, we find numerically the whole family of composite solitons with two perpendicular dipole components, and show their stability for a wide range of parameters. We confirm our theoretical results by an experimental observation of these novel types of composite optical solitons in a photorefractive strontium barium niobate crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-506
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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