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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5649–5655

Necklace solitons and ring solitons in Bessel optical lattices

Liangwei Dong, Hui Wang, Weidong Zhou, Xiaoyu Yang, Xiang Lv, and Haiyun Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5649-5655 (2008)

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We put forward the existence of localized necklace solitons and ring solitons in a defocusing cubic nonlinear medium with an imprinted Bessel optical lattice. Novel families of necklace solitons are found and their unique properties, including multistable states are revealed. We show that both necklace solitons and ring solitons could reside on any ring of the Bessel lattices. They are dynamically stable provided that the lattice is modulated deep enough. The uncovered phenomena may open a new way for soliton control and manipulation.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2008
Published: April 7, 2008

Liangwei Dong, Hui Wang, Weidong Zhou, Xiaoyu Yang, Xiang Lv, and Haiyun Chen, "Necklace solitons and ring solitons in Bessel optical lattices," Opt. Express 16, 5649-5655 (2008)

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