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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1579–1581

Circular solitons do not exist in photorefractive media

M. Saffman and A. A. Zozulya  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 20, pp. 1579-1581 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001579


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Abstract

The shape of two-dimensional solitary beams propagating in photorefractive media with an externally applied field is studied. The analytical results indicate that, for both focusing and defocusing nonlinearities, radially symmetric self-channeled beams do not exist. Some recent experiments are interpreted in light of the present results.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

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M. Saffman and A. A. Zozulya, "Circular solitons do not exist in photorefractive media," Opt. Lett. 23, 1579-1581 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-20-1579


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