Spatial screening solitons as particles. Academic Article uri icon


  • Photorefractive spatial screening solitons are treated as rays using geometrical optics. The ray picture is transformed into a classical mechanics picture, in which solitons move self-consistently as particles in a potential created by the induced change in the refractive index. The Hamiltonian equations of motion are integrated to yield trajectories that agree with the optical center-of-mass trajectories. The motion in the transverse plane is found to be not central and the orbits are not closed, preventing the spiraling of solitons.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Belic, M. R., Stepken, A., & Kaiser, F.

citation count

  • 18

complete list of authors

  • Belic, MR||Stepken, A||Kaiser, F

publication date

  • January 2000