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Induced coherence and stable soliton spiraling

Buryak, A; Shih, Ming-Feng; Segev, M; Kivshar, Yuri


We develop a theory of soliton spiraling in a bulk nonlinear medium and reveal a new physical mechanism: Periodic power exchange via induced coherence, which can lead to stable spiraling and the formation of dynamical two-soliton states. Our theory explains earlier observations and provides a number of predictions which are verified experimentally. Finally, we show theoretically and experimentally that soliton spiraling can be controlled by the degree of mutual initial coherence.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.82.81


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