Suppression of collapse for spiraling elliptic solitons

Anton S. Desyatnikov, Daniel Buccoliero, Mark R. Dennis, Yuri S. Kivshar

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We reveal that orbital angular momentum can suppress catastrophic self-focusing in nonlinear Kerr media supporting stable spiraling solitons with an elliptic cross section. We discuss the necessary requirements for observation of this effect with coherent optical and matter waves.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053902
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 5 2010

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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