The temporal break-up of spatial optical bright solitons of the (2+1)-dimensional hyperbolic nonlinear Schrödinger equation is experimentally studied. It is shown that these solitons are unstable against both snake and neck type modulational instability.
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S. Gorza, P. Emplit, and M. Haelterman, "Snake and Neck Instability of Spatial Bright Optical Solitons in Hyperbolic Systems," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWO1.
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