Stabilized two-dimensional vector solitons
G. D. Montesinos, V. M. Pérez-García, H. Michinel
Physical Review Letters, 92, 133901 (2004).
MOLAB authors
Abstract
In this Letter, we introduce the concept of stabilized vector solitons as nonlinear waves constructed by the addition of mutually incoherent fractions of Townes solitons that are stabilized under the effect of a periodic modulation of the nonlinearity. We analyze the stability of these new kinds of structures and describe their behavior and formation in Manakov-like interactions. Potential applications of our results in Bose-Einstein condensation and nonlinear optics are also discussed.