Observation of attraction between dark solitons. Academic Article uri icon


  • We demonstrate a dramatic change in the interaction forces between dark solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media. We present what we believe is the first experimental evidence of attraction of dark solitons. Our results indicate that attraction should be observable in other nonlocal systems, such as Bose-Einstein condensates with repulsive long-range interparticle interaction.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Dreischuh, A., Neshev, D. N., Petersen, D. E., Bang, O., & Krolikowski, W.

citation count

  • 229

complete list of authors

  • Dreischuh, Alexander||Neshev, Dragomir N||Petersen, Dan E||Bang, Ole||Krolikowski, Wieslaw

publication date

  • February 2006