We present a new class of dark circularly symmetric solitary wave in bulk, self-defocusing Kerr media. The waves comprise two orthogonally polarized fields mutually guiding each other and forming separate polarization domains. The stability of these new solutions and the dynamics of related structures are briefly investigated.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 15, 1993
Published: June 15, 1994
A. P. Sheppard and M. Haelterman, "Polarization-domain solitary waves of circular symmetry in Kerr media," Opt. Lett. 19, 859-861 (1994)