We investigate the propagation of spatial solitons in cylindrical strongly nonlocal media by a method of image beam of light. The dynamic force of the soliton steering resulting from the boundary effect is equivalent to the force between the soliton beam and the image beam. The trajectory of the soliton is analytically studied, which is in good agreement with the experimental results.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2009
Published: November 11, 2009
Qian Shou, Yanbin Liang, Qun Jiang, Yajian Zheng, Sheng Lan, Wei Hu, and Qi Guo, "Boundary force exerted on spatial solitons in cylindrical strongly nonlocal media," Opt. Lett. 34, 3523-3525 (2009)