Rotating propeller solitons

T. Carmon*, R. Uzdin, C. Pigier, Z. H. Musslimani, M. Segev, A. Nepomnyashchy

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A rotating dipole soliton is presented as a new type of composite soliton. The soliton is named "propeller soliton" because the dipole mode has a double-helix structure, and its equal-phase planes resemble propeller blades. This is the first soliton whose intensity structure (not only its phase) rotates during propagation.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number143901
Pages (from-to)143901/1-143901/4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes


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