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Asymmetric partially coherent solitons in saturable nonlinear media

Litchinitser, Natalia M; Krolikowski, Wieslaw; Akhmediev, Nail; Agrawal, G P


We investigate theoretically properties of partially coherent solitons in optical nonlinear media with slow saturable nonlinearity. We have found numerically that such a medium can support spatial solitons which are asymmetric in shape and are composed of only a finite number of modes associated with the self-induced waveguide. It is shown that these asymmetric spatial solitons can propagate many diffraction lengths without changes, but that collisions change their shape and may split them...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.60.2377


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