Attraction of nonlocal dark optical solitons. Academic Article uri icon


  • We study the formation and interaction of spatial dark optical solitons in materials with a nonlocal nonlinear response. We show that unlike in local materials, where dark solitons typically repel, the nonlocal nonlinearity leads to a long-range attraction and formation of stable bound states of dark solitons.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Nikolov, N. I., Neshev, D., Krlikowski, W., Bang, O., Rasmussen, J. J., & Christiansen, P. L.

citation count

  • 174

complete list of authors

  • Nikolov, Nikola I||Neshev, Dragomir||Kr√≥likowski, Wieslaw||Bang, Ole||Rasmussen, Jens Juul||Christiansen, Peter L

publication date

  • February 2004