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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 11 — May. 24, 2010
  • pp: 10963–10972

Modulated vortex solitons of four-wave mixing

Yanpeng Zhang, Zhiqiang Nie, Yan Zhao, Changbiao Li, Ruimin Wang, Jinhai Si, and Min Xiao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 10963-10972 (2010)

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We experimentally demonstrate the vortex solitons of four-wave mixing (FWM) in multi-level atomic media created by the interference patterns with superposing three or more waves. The modulation effect of the vortex solitons is induced by the cross-Kerr nonlinear dispersion due to atomic coherence in the multi-level atomic system. These FWM vortex patterns are explained via the three-, four- and five-wave interference topologies.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2010
Published: May 10, 2010

Yanpeng Zhang, Zhiqiang Nie, Yan Zhao, Changbiao Li, Ruimin Wang, Jinhai Si, and Min Xiao, "Modulated vortex solitons of four-wave mixing," Opt. Express 18, 10963-10972 (2010)

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