Dipole-mode vector solitons in anisotropic photorefractive media Academic Article uri icon


  • Stable dipole-mode vector solitons in photorefractive (PR) crystals are studied, both in numerical simulations and in experimental investigation. Numerically exact multi-humped solitary solutions to the propagation equations of two incoherently coupled beams in PR media with an anisotropic nonlocal material response are found. A continuous set of dipole-mode vector solitons, ranging from the solitons with negligible dipole-mode contribution to the solitons with negligible ground mode contribution, is identified. The results are compared with experimental data. © 2001 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.

author list (cited authors)

  • Motzek, K., Stepken, A., Kaiser, F., Belić, M. R., Ahles, M., Weilnau, C., & Denz, C.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • September 2001