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Transverse instability of vector solitons and generation of dipole arrays

Neshev, Dragomir; Pelinovsky, Dmitry; McCarthy, Glenn; Krolikowski, Wieslaw; Kivshar, Yuri


We develop a theory of modulational instability of multiparameter solitary waves and analyze the transverse instability of composite (or vector) optical solitons in a saturable nonlinear medium. We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally that a soliton stripe breaks up into an array of ( 2+1)-dimensional dipole-mode vector solitons, thus confirming the robust nature of those solitons as fundamental composite structures of incoherently coupled fields.

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Date published: 2001-08-20
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.103903


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