Nonlinear management of the angular momentum of soliton clusters: Theory and experiment

Andrea Fratalocchi*, Armando Piccardi, Marco Peccianti, Gaetano Assanto

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Abstract

We demonstrate, both theoretically and experimentally, how to acquire nonlinear control over the angular momentum of a cluster of solitary waves. Our results, stemming from a universal theoretical model, show that the angular momentum can be adjusted by acting on the global energy input in the system. The phenomenon is experimentally ascertained in nematic liquid crystals by observing a power-dependent rotation of a two-soliton ensemble.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number063835
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume75
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 29 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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