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Multihump vector optical spatial solitons
Author(s): Zhigang Chen; Michelle C. Acks; Elena A. Ostrovskaya; Yuri S. Kivshar
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Paper Abstract

We present a brief overview of the physics of vector optical spatial solitons formed by an incoherent interaction of two optical beams in a medium with saturable (e.g. photorefractive) nonlinearity and describe the families of two-mode vector spatial solitons, which appear via bifurcations of one-component solitons, and their bound states. We report the results of the experimental observation of bound states formed by two vector spatial solitons due to a force balance between the soliton components, and also demonstrate a link between such bound states and earlier reported multihump multi-mode optical solitons.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3927, Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation II, (14 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382066
Show Author Affiliations
Zhigang Chen, San Francisco State Univ. (United States)
Michelle C. Acks, San Francisco State Univ. (United States)
Elena A. Ostrovskaya, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Yuri S. Kivshar, Australian National Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3927:
Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation II
Yehuda B. Band, Editor(s)

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