Quasi-periodic transformations of nonlocal spatial solitons

Daniel Buccoliero, Anton S. Desyatnikov

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We study quasi-periodic transformations between nonlocal spatial solitons of different symmetries triggered by modulational instability and resembling a self-induced mode converter. Transformation dynamics of solitons with zero angular momentum, e.g. the quadrupole-type soliton, reveal the equidistant spectrum of spatial field oscillations typical for the breather-type solutions. In contrast, the transformations of nonlocal solitons carrying orbital angular momentum, such as 2 × 3 soliton matrix, are accompanied by their spiralling and corresponding spectra of field oscillations show mixing of three characteristic spatial frequencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9608-9613
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jun 8 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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