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Optical vortex solitons: generation, dynamics, and instabilities
Author(s): Yuri S. Kivshar; Vladimir Tikhonenko; Jason Christou; Barry Luther-Davies
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Paper Abstract

We analyze the properties of vortex solitons generated in Kerr and non-Kerr nonlinear optical media, including the vortex drift and rotation into a diffracting Gaussian beam. We also present our recent analytical and experimental results on the vortex-induced break-up of a dark-soliton stripe, and discuss a connection of this phenomenon with the well-known Aharonov-Bohm effect in solids.

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Date Published: 23 March 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3928, Nonlinear Materials, Devices, and Applications, (23 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.379898
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Yuri S. Kivshar, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Vladimir Tikhonenko, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Jason Christou, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Barry Luther-Davies, Australian National Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3928:
Nonlinear Materials, Devices, and Applications
Jeffrey W. Pierce, Editor(s)

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