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Attraction of nonlocal dark optical solitons

Nikolov, Nikola I.; Neshev, Dragomir; Krlikowski, Wieslaw; Bang, Ole; Rasmussen, Jens Juul; Christiansen, Peter L.


We study the formation and interaction of spatial dark optical solitons in materials with a nonlocal nonlinear response. We show that unlike in local materials, where dark solitons typically repel, the nonlocal nonlinearity leads to a long-range attraction and formation of stable bound states of dark solitons.

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Letters
DOI: 10.1364/OL.29.000286


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