We study experimentally propagation of high-order vortices in linear and nonlinear optically-induced photonic lattices. We observe necklace-like solitons as well as vortex-induced nonlinear lattice deformation due to angular momentum carried by the vortex beam.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
I. Makasyuk, A. Bezryadina, and Z. Chen, "Optical Vortices in Optically-Induced Photonic Lattices," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper FThO4.