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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2007
  • pp: 946–948

Gray spatial solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media

Yaroslav V. Kartashov and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 8, pp. 946-948 (2007)

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We study gray solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media and show that they are stable and can form bound states. We reveal that the gray soliton velocity depends on the nonlocality degree and that it can be drastically reduced in highly nonlocal media. This is in contrast with the case of local media, where the maximal velocity is dictated solely by the asymptotic soliton amplitude.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

Yaroslav V. Kartashov and Lluis Torner, "Gray spatial solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media," Opt. Lett. 32, 946-948 (2007)

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