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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 12 — Jun. 8, 2009
  • pp: 9608–9613

Quasi-periodic transformations of nonlocal spatial solitons

Daniel Buccoliero and Anton S. Desyatnikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 9608-9613 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.009608


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Abstract

We study quasi-periodic transformations between nonlocal spatial solitons of different symmetries triggered by modulational instability and resembling a self-induced mode converter. Transformation dynamics of solitons with zero angular momentum, e.g. the quadrupole-type soliton, reveal the equidistant spectrum of spatial field oscillations typical for the breather-type solutions. In contrast, the transformations of nonlocal solitons carrying orbital angular momentum, such as 2×3 soliton matrix, are accompanied by their spiralling and corresponding spectra of field oscillations show mixing of three characteristic spatial frequencies.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2009
Published: May 22, 2009

Citation
Daniel Buccoliero and Anton S. Desyatnikov, "Quasi-periodic transformations of nonlocal spatial solitons," Opt. Express 17, 9608-9613 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-12-9608


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