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Stabilization of Bright Optical Vortex Solitons in Nonlocal Nonlinear Media

Yakimenko, Alexander I; Zaliznyak, Yuri A; Kivshar, Yuri

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An optical vortex is a light beam that carries a phase singularity. Such singular beams can be generated experimentally in different types of linear and nonlinear media [1]. The unique features of vortex fields are expected to lead to many applications including optical data storage, image distribution and processing, optical tweezers, optical trapping and manipulation, etc. However, optical vortices become highly unstable in self-focusing nonlinear media due to the symmetry-breaking azimuthal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79707
Source: CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2005 Conference Digest
DOI: 10.1109/EQEC.2005.1567292

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