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Rotating optical soliton clusters

Desyatnikov, Anton S; Kivshar, Yuri


We introduce the concept of soliton clusters—multisoliton bound states in a homogeneous bulk optical medium—and reveal a key physical mechanism for their stabilization associated with a staircaselike phase distribution that induces a net angular momentum and leads to cluster rotation. The ringlike soliton clusters provide a nontrivial generalization of the concepts of two-soliton spiraling, optical vortex solitons, and necklace-type optical beams.

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Date published: 2002-01-22
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.88.053901


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