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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2001
  • pp: 435–437

Multipole spatial vector solitons

Anton S. Desyatnikov, Dragomir Neshev, Elena A. Ostrovskaya, Yuri S. Kivshar, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Barry Luther-Davies, Juan J. García-Ripoll, and Víctor M. Pérez-García  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 7, pp. 435-437 (2001)

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We introduce the concept of multipole spatial optical vector solitons associated with higher-order guided modes trapped by a soliton-induced waveguide in a bulk medium. Such stationary localized waves include previously predicted vortex- and dipole-mode vector solitons and also describe new higher-order vector solitons and necklace-type beams. We present the theoretical and experimental results of the structure, formation, and instability development of the quadrupole vector solitons.

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(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

Anton S. Desyatnikov, Dragomir Neshev, Elena A. Ostrovskaya, Yuri S. Kivshar, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Barry Luther-Davies, Juan J. García-Ripoll, and Víctor M. Pérez-García, "Multipole spatial vector solitons," Opt. Lett. 26, 435-437 (2001)

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