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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Jan. 24, 2005
  • pp: 435–443

Ring vortex solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media

D. Briedis, D.E. Petersen, D. Edmundson, W. Krolikowski, and O. Bang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 435-443 (2005)

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We study the formation and propagation of two-dimensional vortex solitons, i.e. solitons with a phase singularity, in optical materials with a nonlocal focusing nonlinearity. We show that nonlocality stabilizes the dynamics of an otherwise unstable vortex beam. This occurs for either single or higher charge fundamental vortices as well as higher order (multiple ring) vortex solitons. Our results pave the way for experimental observation of stable vortex rings in other nonlocal nonlinear systems including Bose-Einstein condensates with pronounced long-range interparticle interaction.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2004
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2005
Published: January 24, 2005

D. Briedis, D. Petersen, D. Edmundson, W. Krolikowski, and O. Bang, "Ring vortex solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media," Opt. Express 13, 435-443 (2005)

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