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Stability of two-dimensional spatial solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media

Skupin, S; Bang, Ole; Edmundson, Darran; Krolikowski, Wieslaw


We discuss the existence and stability of two-dimensional solitons in media with spatially nonlocal nonlinear response. We show that such systems, which include thermal nonlinearity and dipolar Bose-Einstein condensates, may support a variety of stationary localized structures, including rotating dipole solitons. We also demonstrate that the stability of these structures critically depends on the spatial profile of the nonlocal response function.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006-06-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review E-Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.73.066603


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