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Vortex stabilization by means of spatial solitons in nonlocal media

Izdebskaya, Yana; Krolikowski, Wieslaw; Smyth, Noel F; Assanto, Gaetano

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We investigate how optical vortices, which tend to be azimuthally unstable in local nonlinear materials, can be stabilized by a copropagating coaxial spatial solitary wave in nonlocal, nonlinear media. We focus on the formation of nonlinear vortex-soliton vector beams in reorientational soft matter, namely nematic liquid crystals, and report on experimental results, as well as numerical simulations.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-03-14
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/109110
Source: Journal of Optics
DOI: 10.1088/2040-8978/18/5/054006

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