Stability of two-dimensional spatial solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media

S. Skupin, Ole Bang, D. Edmundson, Wieslaw Krolikowski

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We discuss the existence and stability of two-dimensional solitons in media with spatially nonlocal nonlinear response. We show that such systems, which include thermal nonlinearity and dipolar Bose-Einstein condensates, may support a variety of stationary localized structures, including rotating dipole solitons. We also demonstrate that the stability of these structures critically depends on the spatial profile of the nonlocal response function.
Original languageEnglish
Article number066603
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number6
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Copyright 2006 American Physical Society


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