Multipole spatial vector solitons. Academic Article uri icon


  • We introduce the concept of multipole spatial optical vector solitons associated with higher-order guided modes trapped by a soliton-induced waveguide in a bulk medium. Such stationary localized waves include previously predicted vortex- and dipole-mode vector solitons and also describe new higher-order vector solitons and necklace-type beams. We present the theoretical and experimental results of the structure, formation, and instability development of the quadrupole vector solitons.

author list (cited authors)

  • Desyatnikov, A. S., Neshev, D., Ostrovskaya, E. A., Kivshar, Y. S., Krolikowski, W., Luther-Davies, B., García-Ripoll, J. J., & Pérez-García, V. M.

citation count

  • 36

publication date

  • April 2001