Multicomponent dipole-mode spatial solitons

Anton S. Desyatnikov, Yuri S. Kivshar, Kristian Motzek, Friedemann Kaiser, Carsten Weilnau, Cornelia Denz

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(2+1)-dimensional multicomponent spatial vector solitons with a nontrivial topological structure of their constituents was studied. The interaction of N mutually incoherent (2+1)-dimensional optical beams propagating in bulk saturable medium was considered. Stable multicomponent dipole-mode solitons with intriguing swinging dynamics was described. Results indicated that these solitary waves exhibited a symmetry-breaking instability, provided their total topological charge was nonzero.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-636
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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