Optical spatial solitons made from incoherent white light were experimentally observed in 1997 by Mitchell and Segev [Nature (London) 387, 880 (1997)]. We present what is believed to be the first theory describing these solitons and find the characteristic features of their spatiotemporal coherence properties and their temporal power spectrum.
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Hrvoje Buljan, Mordechai Segev, Marin Soljačić, Nikolaos K. Efremidis, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides, "White-light solitons," Opt. Lett. 28, 1239-1241 (2003)