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Soliton transverse instabilities in nonlocal nonlinear media

Lin, YuanYao; Lee, Ray-Kuang; Kivshar, Yuri S.


We analyze the transverse instabilities of spatial bright solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media, both analytically and numerically. We demonstrate that the nonlocal nonlinear response leads to a dramatic suppression of the transverse instability of the soliton stripes, and we derive the asymptotic expressions for the instability growth rate in both short- and long-wave approximations.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Optical Society of America B
DOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.25.000576


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