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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 19-23, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-861-2
Optical Hydrodynamics and Solitons (FWO)

Snake and Neck Instability of Spatial Bright Optical Solitons in Hyperbolic Systems

Simon-Pierre Gorza, Philippe Emplit, and Marc Haelterman


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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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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

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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