A novel type of vector dark solitary wave is shown to exist in Kerr materials. These solitary waves consist of localized structures separating adjacent regions (or domains) of different polarization eigenstates of the Kerr medium.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 5, 1993
Published: January 15, 1994
M. Haelterman and A. P. Sheppard, "Polarization domain walls in diffractive or dispersive Kerr media," Opt. Lett. 19, 96-98 (1994)