Pesch, M. and Grosse Westhoff, E. and Ackemann, T. and Lange, W. (2005) Observation of a discrete family of dissipative solitons in a nonlinear optical system. Physical Review Letters, 95 (14). pp. 143906-1. ISSN 0031-9007Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
We report on the observation of a discrete family of spatial dissipative solitons in a simple optical pattern forming system, which is based on a modified single-mirror feedback arrangement. After a pitchfork bifurcation the system possesses two (nearly) equivalent coexisting states of different polarizations. The spatial solitons correspond to excursions from one of the two states serving as a background state towards the other one. The members of the soliton family differ in the number of high-amplitude radial oscillations. The observations are in good agreement with numerical simulations and general expectations for dissipative solitons.
|Keywords:||spatial dissipative solitons, optics, Optics. Light, Physics and Astronomy(all)|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics > Optics. Light|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Depositing user:||Mr Derek Boyle|
|Date Deposited:||01 Feb 2007|
|Last modified:||29 Apr 2016 07:49|