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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1609–1614

Bright, dark, bistable bright, and vortex spatial-optical solitons in a cold three-state medium

Xiao-Tao Xie, Wei-Bin Li, and Xiaoxue Yang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 8, pp. 1609-1614 (2006)

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We show the formation of bright, dark, bistable bright, and vortex spatial-optical solitons in a lifetime-broadened three-state atomic medium. We demonstrate, both analytically and numerically, that these solitons can exist under appropriate conditions. This work may provide other research opportunities in nonlinear optical experiments and may result in a substantial impact on technology.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 28, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2006

Xiao-Tao Xie, Wei-Bin Li, and Xiaoxue Yang, "Bright, dark, bistable bright, and vortex spatial-optical solitons in a cold three-state medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1609-1614 (2006)

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