Stability of two-dimensional spatial solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media. Academic Article uri icon


  • We discuss the existence and stability of two-dimensional solitons in media with spatially nonlocal nonlinear response. We show that such systems, which include thermal nonlinearity and dipolar Bose-Einstein condensates, may support a variety of stationary localized structures, including rotating dipole solitons. We also demonstrate that the stability of these structures critically depends on the spatial profile of the nonlocal response function.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys

author list (cited authors)

  • Skupin, S., Bang, O., Edmundson, D., & Krolikowski, W.

citation count

  • 160

complete list of authors

  • Skupin, S||Bang, O||Edmundson, D||Krolikowski, W

publication date

  • June 2006