Spatial Screening Solitons as Particles
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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.
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Belić, M. R., Stepken, A., & Kaiser, F.