Incoherent solitons in instantaneous nonlocal nonlinear media

Oren Cohen*, Hrvoje Buljan, Tal Schwartz, Jason W. Fleischer, Mordechai Segev

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We predict random-phase spatial solitons in instantaneous nonlocal nonlinear media. The key mechanism responsible for self-trapping of such incoherent wave packets is played by the nonlocal (rather than the traditional noninstantaneous) nature of the nonlinearity. This kind of incoherent soliton has profoundly different features than other incoherent solitons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number015601
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


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