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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: 13–15

Nonlocal dark solitons under competing cubic–quintic nonlinearities

L. Chen, Q. Wang, M. Shen, H. Zhao, Y.-Y. Lin, C.-C. Jeng, R.-K. Lee, and W. Krolikowski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 1, pp. 13-15 (2013)

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We investigate properties of dark solitons under competing nonlocal cubic–local quintic nonlinearities. Analytical results, based on a variational approach and confirmed by direct numerical simulations, reveal the existence of a unique dark soliton solutions with their width being independent of the degree of nonlocality, due to the competing cubic–quintic nonlinearities.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2012
Published: December 20, 2012

L. Chen, Q. Wang, M. Shen, H. Zhao, Y.-Y. Lin, C.-C. Jeng, R.-K. Lee, and W. Krolikowski, "Nonlocal dark solitons under competing cubic–quintic nonlinearities," Opt. Lett. 38, 13-15 (2013)

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