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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2001
  • pp: 804–810

Pinched optical-vortex soliton

Anton M. Deykoon and Grover A. Swartzlander, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 804-810 (2001)

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The fast contraction, or pinching, of optical vortices in both thermal and Kerr self-defocusing media is investigated by numerical techniques. For the thermal case, heat diffusion across the vortex core is described, and the heretofore unexplained stability of optical-vortex solitons in thermal media is explained.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

Anton M. Deykoon and Grover A. Swartzlander, Jr., "Pinched optical-vortex soliton," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 804-810 (2001)

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