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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 26 — Dec. 21, 2009
  • pp: 23610–23616

Observation of optical azimuthons

Alexander Minovich, Dragomir N. Neshev, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 23610-23616 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.023610


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Abstract

We observe experimentally optical azimuthons, a generic class of ring-shaped localised spiralling beams with azimuthal modulation, carrying phase dislocation in self-focusing nonlinear media. We observe three- and four-lobe azimuthons in 87Rb vapours and demonstrate their anomalous rotation controlled by the input phase distribution.

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OCIS Codes
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2009
Published: December 9, 2009

Citation
Alexander Minovich, Dragomir N. Neshev, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Observation of optical azimuthons," Opt. Express 17, 23610-23616 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-26-23610


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