Tracking azimuthons in nonlocal nonlinear media

F. Maucher, D. Buccoliero, S. Skupin, M. Grech, A. S. Desyatnikov, W. Krolikowski

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We study the formation of azimuthons, i.e., rotating spatial solitons, in media with nonlocal focusing nonlinearity. We show that whole families of these solutions can be found by considering internal modes of classical non-rotating stationary solutions, namely vortex solitons. This offers an exhaustive method to identify azimuthons in a given nonlocal medium. We demonstrate formation of azimuthons of different vorticities and explain their properties by considering the strongly nonlocal limit of accessible solitons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-348
Number of pages12
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009


  • Nonlinear Schrödinger equation
  • Nonlocal nonlinearity
  • Spatial solitons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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