Two-dimensional multipole solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media

Carmel Rotschild*, Mordechai Segev, Zhiyong Xu, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Lluis Torner, Oren Cohen

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We present the experimental observation of scalar multipole solitons in highly nonlocal nonlinear media, including dipole, tripole, quadrupole, and necklace-type solitons, organized as arrays of out-of-phase bright spots. These complex solitons are metastable, but with a large parameters range where the instability is weak, permitting their experimental observation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3312-3314
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - 15 Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes


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