Orbiting photon pairs

1. Sep 9, 2008

Loren Booda

Is it possible for two photons to co-orbit stably, solely by attraction between their mutual energies?

2. Sep 9, 2008

h0dgey84bc

Photons barely get deviated by stellar scale masses, so I would imagine the size of mass to induce one into some kind of orbit would be simply huge, much bigger than the mass of the sun could provide, let alone another photon.

3. Sep 9, 2008

soarce

I remember that there was a proposal for "two-photon bound state" using nonlinear media. Basically one would have two photons behaving like two orbiting solitons:

http://prola.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v67/i11/p1399_1