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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 4049–4057

Surface vortex solitons

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Alexey A. Egorov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 9, pp. 4049-4057 (2006)

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We predict the existence of vortex solitons supported by the surface between two optical lattices imprinted in Kerr-type nonlinear media. We find that such surface vortex solitons can exhibit strongly noncanonical profiles, and that their salient properties are dictated by the location of the vortex core relative to the surface. A refractive index modulation forming the optical lattices at both sides of the interface yields complete stability of the vortex solitons in wide domains of their existence, thus introducing the first known example of stable topological solitons supported by a surface.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2006
Published: May 1, 2006

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Alexey A. Egorov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "Surface vortex solitons," Opt. Express 14, 4049-4057 (2006)

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