Asymmetric partially coherent solitons in saturable nonlinear media. Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigate theoretically properties of partially coherent solitons in optical nonlinear media with slow saturable nonlinearity. We have found numerically that such a medium can support spatial solitons which are asymmetric in shape and are composed of only a finite number of modes associated with the self-induced waveguide. It is shown that these asymmetric spatial solitons can propagate many diffraction lengths without changes, but that collisions change their shape and may split them apart.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev E Stat Phys Plasmas Fluids Relat Interdiscip Topics

author list (cited authors)

  • Litchinitser, N. M., Krlikowski, W., Akhmediev, N. N., & Agrawal, G. P.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Litchinitser, NM||Kr√≥likowski, W||Akhmediev, NN||Agrawal, GP

publication date

  • August 1999