Spatial solitons and light-induced instabilities in colloidal media. Academic Article uri icon


  • We study nonlinear light propagation in colloidal nanosuspensions. We introduce a novel model for the nonlinear response of colloids which describes consistently the system in the regimes of low and high light intensities and low/large concentrations of colloidal particles. We employ this model to study the light-induced instabilities and demonstrate the formation of stable spatial solitons as well as the existence of a bistability regime.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

author list (cited authors)

  • Matuszewski, M., Krolikowski, W., & Kivshar, Y. S.

citation count

  • 54

complete list of authors

  • Matuszewski, MichaƂ||Krolikowski, Wieslaw||Kivshar, Yuri S

publication date

  • January 2008