Instabilities of dark solitons. Academic Article uri icon


  • Optical dark solitons described by the generalized nonlinear Schr√∂dinger equation are discussed, and the criterion of soliton instability is presented. This analytical criterion is confirmed numerically for an exactly solvable model of nonlinear saturation.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kivshar, Y. S., & Kr√≥likowski, W.

citation count

  • 40

publication date

  • July 1995