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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 14168–14182

Observation of multi-component spatial vector solitons of four-wave mixing

Ruimin Wang, Zhenkun Wu, Yiqi Zhang, Zhaoyang Zhang, Chenzhi Yuan, Huaibin Zheng, Yuanyuan Li, Jinhai Zhang, and Yanpeng Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 14168-14182 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.014168


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Abstract

We report the observation of multi-component dipole and vortex vector solitons composed of eight coexisting four-wave mixing (FWM) signals in two-level atomic system. The formation and stability of the multi-component dipole and vortex vector solitons are observed via changing the experiment parameters, including the frequency detuning, powers, and spatial configuration of the involved beams and the temperature of the medium. The transformation between modulated vortex solitons and rotating dipole solitons is observed at different frequency detunings. The interaction forces between different components of vector solitons are also investigated.

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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
(300.2570) Spectroscopy : Four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2012
Published: June 11, 2012

Citation
Ruimin Wang, Zhenkun Wu, Yiqi Zhang, Zhaoyang Zhang, Chenzhi Yuan, Huaibin Zheng, Yuanyuan Li, Jinhai Zhang, and Yanpeng Zhang, "Observation of multi-component spatial vector solitons of four-wave mixing," Opt. Express 20, 14168-14182 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-13-14168


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