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Observation of dipole-mode vector solitons

Weilnau, Carsten; Geisser, M.; McCarthy, Glenn; Denz, Cornelia; Luther-Davies, Barry; Krolikowski, Wieslaw; Ostrovskaya, Elena; Kivshar, Yuri


We report on the first experimental observation of a novel type of optical vector soliton, a dipole-mode soliton, recently predicted theoretically. We show that these vector solitons can be generated in a photorefractive medium employing two different processes: a phase imprinting, and a symmetry-breaking instability of a vortex-mode vector soliton. The experimental results display remarkable agreement with the theory, and confirm the robust nature of these radially asymmetric two-component...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
Book Title: Soliton-driven Photonics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.1424


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