Asymmetric partially coherent solitons in saturable nonlinear media Academic Article uri icon


  • The properties of partially coherent solitons (PCS) in a saturable nonlinear optical medium is studied. Considering a nonlinear medium with the saturation of nonlinearity in the form (1+I/I0)-1, several examples of asymmetric solutions are found and are proven stable in the sense that they do not change shape during propagation inside the nonlinear medium. However, the shape of the PCS changes appreciable after collisions. Moreover, the optical beam may split into several parts on collision.

published proceedings

  • IQEC, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Litchinitser, N. M., Krolikowski, W., Akhmediev, N. N., & Agrawal, G. P.

complete list of authors

  • Litchinitser, NM||Krolikowski, W||Akhmediev, NN||Agrawal, GP

publication date

  • January 1999