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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2008
  • pp: 141–143

Highly asymmetric soliton complexes in parabolic optical lattices

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor V. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 141-143 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000141


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Abstract

We introduce multipole soliton complexes in optical lattices induced by nondiffracting parabolic beams. Despite the symmetry breaking dictated by the curvature of the lattice channels, we find that complex, asymmetric higher-order states can be stable. The unique topology of parabolic lattices affords new types of soliton motion: single solitons launched into the lattice with nonzero transverse momentum perform periodic oscillations along parabolic paths.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 15, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2007
Published: January 9, 2008

Citation
Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor V. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "Highly asymmetric soliton complexes in parabolic optical lattices," Opt. Lett. 33, 141-143 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-2-141


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