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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 576–581

Suppression of soliton transverse instabilities in nonlocal nonlinear media

YuanYao Lin, Ray-Kuang Lee, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 576-581 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.000576


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Abstract

We analyze transverse instabilities of spatial bright solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media, both analytically and numerically. We demonstrate that the nonlocal nonlinear response leads to a dramatic suppression of the transverse instability of the soliton stripes, and we derive asymptotic expressions for the instability growth rate in both short- and long-wave approximations.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2008
Published: March 26, 2008

Citation
YuanYao Lin, Ray-Kuang Lee, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Suppression of soliton transverse instabilities in nonlocal nonlinear media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 576-581 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-4-576


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