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Anisotropy-controlled topological stability of discrete vortex solitons in optically induced photonic lattices

Terhalle, Bernd; Göries, Dennis; Richter, Tobias; Rose, Patrick; Desyatnikov, Anton S; Kaiser, Friedemann; Denz, Cornelia


We realize an experimental control over the topological stability of three-lobe discrete vortex solitons by modifying the symmetry of a hexagonal photonic lattice optically induced in a photorefractive crystal. By continuously deforming the lattice wave in one transverse direction, we manipulate the coupling between lattice sites and induce or inhibit the reversal of soliton vorticity.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010-02-15
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics letters
DOI: 10.1364/OL.35.000604


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