Dipole-mode vector solitons in anisotropic nonlocal self-focusing media

Dragomir Neshev*, Glen McCarthy, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Elena A. Ostrovskaya, Yuri S. Kivshar, Gabriel Fernandez Calvo, Fernando Agullo-Lopez

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    We demonstrate, theoretically and experimentally, that dipole-mode vector solitons created in biased photorefractive media possess a number of anisotropy-driven properties, such as stability of a selected orientation, wobbling, and incomplete rotation, owing to the anisotropic nonlocal response of the photorefractive non-linearity. Such features are found for higher-order (multipole) vector solitons, and they are carefully verified in an experiment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1185-1187
    Number of pages3
    JournalOptics Letters
    Issue number15
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2001


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