Dipole-mode vector solitons in anisotropic nonlocal self-focusing media. Academic Article uri icon


  • We demonstrate, theoretically and experimentally, that dipole-mode vector solitons created in biased photorefractive media possess a number of anisotropy-driven properties, such as stability of a selected orientation, wobbling, and incomplete rotation, owing to the anisotropic nonlocal response of the photorefractive non-linearity. Such features are found for higher-order (multipole) vector solitons, and they are carefully verified in an experiment.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Neshev, D., McCarthy, G., Krolikowski, W., Ostrovskaya, E. A., Kivshar, Y. S., Calvo, G. F., & Agullo-Lopez, F.

citation count

  • 35

complete list of authors

  • Neshev, D||McCarthy, G||Krolikowski, W||Ostrovskaya, EA||Kivshar, YS||Calvo, GF||Agullo-Lopez, F

publication date

  • August 2001