Rotating soliton solutions in nonlocal nonlinear media. Academic Article uri icon


  • We discuss generic properties of rotating nonlinear wave solutions, the so called azimuthons, in nonlocal media. Variational methods allow us to derive approximative values for the rotating frequency, which is shown to depend crucially on the nonlocal response function. Further on, we link families of azimuthons to internal modes of classical non-rotating stationary solutions, namely vortex and multipole solitons. This offers an exhaustive method to identify azimuthons in a given nonlocal medium.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

author list (cited authors)

  • Skupin, S., Grech, M., & Krlikowski, W.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Skupin, S||Grech, M||Kr√≥likowski, W

publication date

  • June 2008