We present the first experimental observation of (2+1) -dimensional multimode (composite) solitons. A single-hump component and a double-hump (dipole-type) component are jointly self-trapped as a composite soliton in a biased photorefractive crystal.
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(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
Tal Carmon, Charalambos Anastassiou, Song Lan, Detlef Kip, Ziad H. Musslimani, Mordechai Segev, and Demetrios Christodoulides, "Observation of two-dimensional multimode solitons," Opt. Lett. 25, 1113-1115 (2000)