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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2006
  • pp: 486–488

Circulating spatial solitons

Eyal Feigenbaum, Meir Orenstein, and Jacob Schceuer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 486-488 (2006)

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A class of optical spatial solitons exhibiting propagation in a closed-loop orbit in a two-dimensional plane is presented. A closed-form particlelike model is derived, indicating that the quasi-centrifugal force acting on these solitons can be balanced by an inhomogeneity in the nonlinear index of refraction. Specifically, a circular-shaped nonlinear interface is shown to facilitate stable orbital propagation of solitons that carve their own circular cavity for a wide range of nonlinearity parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 3, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2005

Eyal Feigenbaum, Meir Orenstein, and Jacob Scheuer, "Circulating spatial solitons," Opt. Lett. 31, 486-488 (2006)

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