We propose multihump N-component two-dimensional vector solitons for which each constituent carries a different topological charge. These new structures exhibit a unique triple-point phase diagram that is completely absent in the two-component limit.
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(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
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Ziad H. Musslimani, Mordechai Segev, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides, "Multicomponent two-dimensional solitons carrying topological charges," Opt. Lett. 25, 61-63 (2000)