Transverse instability of vector solitons and generation of dipole arrays. Academic Article uri icon


  • We develop a theory of modulational instability of multiparameter solitary waves and analyze the transverse instability of composite (or vector) optical solitons in a saturable nonlinear medium. We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally that a soliton stripe breaks up into an array of ( 2+1)-dimensional dipole-mode vector solitons, thus confirming the robust nature of those solitons as fundamental composite structures of incoherently coupled fields.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Neshev, D., Krolikowski, W., Pelinovsky, D. E., McCarthy, G., & Kivshar, Y. S.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Neshev, D||Krolikowski, W||Pelinovsky, DE||McCarthy, G||Kivshar, YS

publication date

  • September 2001