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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 9415–9420

Counterpropagating mutually incoherent vortex-induced rotating structures in optical photonic lattices

Milan S. Petrović  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 9415-9420 (2006)

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Rotational properties of counterpropagating mutually incoherent self-trapped vortex beams in optically induced fixed photonic lattices are investigated numerically. The rotation dynamics in these systems is defined by transport through tunneling between lattice sites. Different lattice structures are considered, such as hexagonal/trigonal and circular photonic lattices. Periodically increasing propagation distance, regular rotation of vortex filaments is observed for hexagonal photonic lattice. For circular photonic lattices with negative defect, we discover novel types of rotating beam structures that have no counterparts in the case without the lattice. Observed rotating structures are stable in the presence of noise.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 15, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

Milan S. Petrovic, "Vortex-induced rotating structures in optical photonic lattices," Opt. Express 14, 9415-9420 (2006)

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