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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 17 — Aug. 21, 2006
  • pp: 7903–7908

Azimuthons in nonlocal nonlinear media

Servando Lopez-Aguayo, Anton S. Desyatnikov, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 17, pp. 7903-7908 (2006)

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We demonstrate that spatial nonlocal response provides an effective physical mechanism for stabilization of recently introduced azimuthally modulated self-trapped rotating singular optical beams or azimuthons [see A. S. Desyatnikov, A. A. Sukhorukov, and Yu. S. Kivshar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 203904 (2005)]. We find that stable azimuthons become possible when the nonlocality parameter exceeds a certain threshold value and, in a sharp contrast to local media, the azimuthons with N peaks can also exist for N < 2m, where m is the azimuthon topological charge.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 26, 2006
Published: August 21, 2006

Servando Lopez-Aguayo, Anton S. Desyatnikov, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Azimuthons in nonlocal nonlinear media," Opt. Express 14, 7903-7908 (2006)

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