OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Vol. 29, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2004
  • pp: 286–288

Attraction of nonlocal dark optical solitons

Nikola I. Nikolov, Dragomir Neshev, Wieslaw Królikowski, Ole Bang, Jens Juul Rasmussen, and Peter L. Christiansen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 286-288 (2004)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (767 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We study the formation and interaction of spatial dark optical solitons in materials with a nonlocal nonlinear response. We show that unlike in local materials, where dark solitons typically repel, the nonlocal nonlinearity leads to a long-range attraction and formation of stable bound states of dark solitons.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

Nikola I. Nikolov, Dragomir Neshev, Wieslaw Królikowski, Ole Bang, Jens Juul Rasmussen, and Peter L. Christiansen, "Attraction of nonlocal dark optical solitons," Opt. Lett. 29, 286-288 (2004)

Sort:  Author  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. Y. S. Kivshar and G. P. Agrawal, Optical Solitons: from Fibers to Photonic Crystals (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 2003), p. 560.
  2. G. I. Stegeman and M. Segev, Science 286, 1518 (1999).
  3. Y. S. Kivshar and B. Luther-Davies, Phys. Rep. 298, 81 (1998), and references therein.
  4. K. J. Blow and N. Doran, Phys. Lett. A 107, 55 (1985).
  5. W. Zhao and E. Bourkoff, Opt. Lett. 14, 1371 (1989).
  6. D. Foursa and P. Emplit, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 4011 (1996).
  7. G. Swartzlander, D. R. Andersen, J. J. Regan, H. Yin, and A. E. Kaplan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 1583 (1991).
  8. S. R. Skinner, G. R. Allan, D. R. Andersen, and A. L. Smirl, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2211 (1991).
  9. B. Luther-Davies and Y. Xiaoping, Opt. Lett. 17, 1755 (1992).
  10. V. V. Afanasjev, P. L. Chu, and B. A. Malomed, Phys. Rev. E 57, 1088 (1998).
  11. E. A. Ostrovskaya, Y. S. Kivshar, Z. Chen, and M. Segev, Opt. Lett. 24, 327 (1999).
  12. D. Suter and T. Blasberg, Phys. Rev. A 48, 4583 (1993).
  13. A. G. Litvak, JETP Lett. 4, 230 (1966).
  14. A. Parola, L. Salasnich, and L. Reatto, Phys. Rev. A 57, R3180 (1998).
  15. O. Bang, W. Królikowski, J. Wyller, and J. J. Rasmussen, Phys. Rev. E 66, 046619 (2002).
  16. A. W. Snyder and D. J. Mitchell, Science 276, 1538 (1997).
  17. W. Królikowski and O. Bang, Phys. Rev. E 63, 016610 (2001).
  18. J. Wyller, W. Królikowski, O. Bang, and J. J. Rasmussen, Phys. Rev. E 66, 066615 (2002).
  19. W. Królikowski, O. Bang, J. J. Rasmussen, and J. Wyller, Phys. Rev. E 64, 016612 (2001).
  20. I. V. Shadrivov and A. A. Zharov, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 596 (2002).
  21. N. I. Nikolov, D. Neshev, O. Bang, and W. Krolikowski, Phys. Rev. E 68, 36614 (2003).
  22. C. Conti, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 073901 (2003).
  23. A. V. Buryak, P. Di. Trapani, D. V. Skyrabin, and S. Trillo, Phys. Rep. 370, 63 (2002).
  24. V. E. Zakharov and A. B. Shabat, Sov. Phys. JETP 37, 823 (1973).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited