Reversible soliton motion

A.J. Scroggie, J. Jeffers, G. McCartney, G.L. Oppo

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Abstract

We show that spatial solitons on either phase- or amplitude-modulated backgrounds can change their direction of motion according to the modulation frequency. A soliton may, therefore, move up or down phase gradients or remain motionless regardless of where it is in relation to the background modulation. The general theory is in good agreement with numerical results in a variety of nonlinear systems.
LanguageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume71
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

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Solitons
solitary waves
Frequency Modulation
Motion
nonlinear systems
frequency modulation
Modulation
Nonlinear Systems
Gradient
modulation
Numerical Results
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Keywords

  • soliton motion
  • spatial solitons
  • motion
  • nonlinear systems

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Reversible soliton motion. / Scroggie, A.J.; Jeffers, J.; McCartney, G.; Oppo, G.L.

In: Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics , Vol. 71, No. 4, 03.2005.

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