Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 337–348

Tracking azimuthons in nonlocal nonlinear media

Authors

    • Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
  • D. Buccoliero
    • Nonlinear Physics Center, Research School of Physics and EngineeringAustralian National University
  • S. Skupin
    • Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
    • Institute of Condensed Matter Theory and Solid State OpticsFriedrich-Schiller-University
  • M. Grech
    • Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
  • A. S. Desyatnikov
    • Nonlinear Physics Center, Research School of Physics and EngineeringAustralian National University
  • W. Krolikowski
    • Laser Physics Center, Research School of Physics and EngineeringAustralian National University
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DOI: 10.1007/s11082-009-9351-9

Cite this article as:
Maucher, F., Buccoliero, D., Skupin, S. et al. Opt Quant Electron (2009) 41: 337. doi:10.1007/s11082-009-9351-9

Abstract

We study the formation of azimuthons, i.e., rotating spatial solitons, in media with nonlocal focusing nonlinearity. We show that whole families of these solutions can be found by considering internal modes of classical non-rotating stationary solutions, namely vortex solitons. This offers an exhaustive method to identify azimuthons in a given nonlocal medium. We demonstrate formation of azimuthons of different vorticities and explain their properties by considering the strongly nonlocal limit of accessible solitons.

Keywords

Nonlinear Schrödinger equationNonlocal nonlinearitySpatial solitons
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