Stable rotating dipole solitons in nonlocal optical media. Academic Article uri icon


  • We reveal that nonlocality can provide a simple physical mechanism for stabilization of multihump optical solitons and present what we believe to be the first example of stable rotating dipole solitons and soliton spiraling, which are known to be unstable in all types of realistic nonlinear media with a local response.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lopez-Aguayo, S., Desyatnikov, A. S., Kivshar, Y. S., Skupin, S., Krolikowski, W., & Bang, O.

citation count

  • 131

publication date

  • April 2006