Nonlinearly controlled angular momentum of soliton clusters

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

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Abstract

We demonstrate an original approach, to the best of our knowledge, to acquire nonlinear control over the angular momentum of a cluster of solitary waves. We show that the angular momentum can be adjusted by acting on the global excitation of the system. The effect is verified in liquid crystals by observing power-dependent rotation of a two-soliton cluster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1447-1449
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume32
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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