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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000286


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Abstract

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.

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

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-3-286


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