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Dark solitons have been observed in optical systems (optical fibres, dielectric guides and bulk media), and, more recently, in harmonically confined atomic Bose–Einstein condensates. This paper presents an overview of some of the common features and analogies experienced by these two intrinsically nonlinear systems, with emphasis on the stability of dark solitons in such systems and their decay via emission of radiation. The closely related issue of vortex dynamics in such systems is also briefly discussed.
Author(s): Proukakis NP, Parker DJ, Frantzeskakis NG, Adams CS
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics
ISSN (print): 1464-4266
ISSN (electronic): 1741-3575
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
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