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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 15 — Jul. 23, 2007
  • pp: 9378–9384

Stability of vortex solitons in thermal nonlinear media with cylindrical symmetry

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


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 15, pp. 9378-9384 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.009378


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Abstract

We analyze the salient features of vortex-ring solitons supported by cylindrically symmetric media with nonlocal thermal nonlinearity. We discover the existence of a maximum allowed topological charge for such vortex solitons to be stable on propagation: Only vortex-ring solitons with topological charge m ≤ 2 are found to be stable. This remarkable result holds independently of the radius of the sample.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2007
Published: July 13, 2007

Citation
Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "Stability of vortex solitons in thermal nonlinear media with cylindrical symmetry," Opt. Express 15, 9378-9384 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-15-9378


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