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Incoherent vector vortex-mode solitons in self-focusing nonlinear media

Motzek, Kristian; Kaiser, Friedemann; Salgueiro, José R.; Denz, Cornelia; Kivshar, Yuri


We suggest a novel type of composite spatial optical soliton created by a coherent vortex beam guiding a partially incoherent light beam in a self-focusing nonlinear medium. We show that the incoherence of the guided mode may enhance, rather than suppress, the vortex azimuthal instability, and also demonstrate strong destabilization of dipole-mode solitons by partially incoherent light.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004-06-19
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Letters
DOI: 10.1364/OL.29.002285


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