## Continuous emission of fundamental solitons from vortices in dissipative media by a radial-azimuthal potential |

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5561-5566 (2013)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.005561

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### Abstract

We report novel dynamical regimes of dissipative vortices supported by a radial-azimuthal potential (RAP) in the 2D complex Ginzburg-Landau (CGL) equation with the cubic-quintic nonlinearity. First, the stable solutions of vortices with intrinsic vorticity *S* = 1 and 2 are obtained in the CGL equation without potential. The RAP is a model of an active optical medium with respective expanding anti-waveguiding structures with *m* (integer) annularly periodic modulation. If the potential is strong enough, *m* jets fundamental of solitons are continuously emitted from the vortices. The influence of *m*, diffusivity term (viscosity) *β*, and cubic-gain coefficient *ε* on the dynamic region is studied. For a weak potential, the shape of vortices are stretched into the polygon, such as square for *m* = 4. But for a stronger potential, the vortices will be broke into *m* fundamental solitons.

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## 1. Introduction

*S*is an integer number known as vorticity or topological charge of the solution.

2. I. S. Aranson and L. Kramer, “The world of the complex Ginzburg–Landau equation,” Rev. Mod. Phys. **74**(1), 99–143 (2002). [CrossRef]

5. N. N. Akhmediev, A. Ankiewicz, and J. M. Soto-Crespo, “Stable soliton pairs in optical transmission lines and fiber lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B **15**(2), 515–522 (1998). [CrossRef]

6. L.-C. Crasovan, B. A. Malomed, and D. Mihalache, “Stable vortex solitons in the two-dimensional Ginzburg-Landau equation,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. **63**(1 Pt 2), 016605 (2001). [PubMed]

11. D. Mihalache, D. Mazilu, F. Lederer, H. Leblond, and B. A. Malomed, “Collisions between coaxial vortex solitons in the three-dimensional cubic-quintic complex Ginzburg-Landau equation,” Phys. Rev. A **77**(3), 033817 (2008). [CrossRef]

13. B. Liu, X. D. He, and S. J. Li, “Phase controlling of collisions between solitons in the two-dimensional complex Ginzburg-Landau equation without viscosity,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. **84**(5), 056607 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

6. L.-C. Crasovan, B. A. Malomed, and D. Mihalache, “Stable vortex solitons in the two-dimensional Ginzburg-Landau equation,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. **63**(1 Pt 2), 016605 (2001). [PubMed]

16. H. Leblond, B. A. Malomed, and D. Mihalache, “Stable vortex solitons in the Ginzburg-Landau model of two-dimensional lasing medium with a transverse grating,” Phys. Rev. A **80**(3), 033835 (2009). [CrossRef]

27. D. A. Zezyulin, Y. V. Kartashov, and V. V. Konotop, “Solitons in a medium with linear dissipation and localized gain,” Opt. Lett. **36**(7), 1200–1202 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

28. C. Cleff, B. Gütlich, and C. Denz, “Gradient Induced Motion Control of Drifting Solitary Structures in a Nonlinear Optical Single Feedback Experiment,” Phys. Rev. Lett. **100**(23), 233902 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

29. A. Szameit, J. Burghoff, T. Pertsch, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, and F. Lederer, “Two-dimensional soliton in cubic fs laser written waveguide arrays in fused silica,” Opt. Express **14**(13), 6055–6062 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

*m*and diffusivity term, and cubic-gain coefficient are analyzed.

## 2. The model

19. B. Liu, Y. J. He, B. A. Malomed, X. S. Wang, P. G. Kevrekidis, T. B. Wang, F. C. Leng, Z. R. Qiu, and H. Z. Wang, “Continuous generation of soliton patterns in two-dimensional dissipative media by razor, dagger, and needle potentials,” Opt. Lett. **35**(12), 1974–1976 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

*x*,

*y*) are the transverse coordinates and

*z*is the propagation distance. The coefficients of diffraction and cubic self-focusing nonlinearity are scaled respectively, to be 1/2 and 1.

*ν*is the quintic self-defocusing coefficient,

*δ*is the coefficient corresponding to the linear loss (

*δ*> 0) or gain (

*δ*< 0),

*m*> 0 accounts for the quintic-loss parameter, and

*ε*> 0 is the cubic-gain coefficient.

*β*> 0 is the spatial-diffusion term, appears in a model of laser cavities, where it is generated by the interplay of the dephasing of the local polarization in the dielectric medium, cavity loss, and detuning between the cavity’s and atomic frequencies [30

30. J. Lega, J. V. Moloney, and A. C. Newell, “Swift-Hohenberg equation for Lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. **73**(22), 2978–2981 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

*δ*= 0.5,

*m*= 1,

*ε*= 2.7,

*β*= 0.5, and

*ν*= 0.115, which corresponds to a physically realistic situation and, simultaneously, makes the evolution relatively fast, thus helping to elucidate its salient features [12

12. B. Liu, Y. J. He, Z. R. Qiu, and H. Z. Wang, “Annularly and radially phase-modulated spatiotemporal necklace-ring patterns in the Ginzburg-Landau and Swift-Hohenberg equations,” Opt. Express **17**(15), 12203–12209 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

18. Y. J. He, B. A. Malomed, D. Mihalache, B. Liu, H. C. Huang, H. Yang, and H. Z. Wang, “Bound states of one-, two-, and three-dimensional solitons in complex Ginzburg-Landau equations with a linear potential,” Opt. Lett. **34**(19), 2976–2978 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

*a*is the strength of potential.

*m*stands for integer periods in angular coordinate.

*A*is the amplitude,

*w*is the width. We distinguish the vortex solutions with topological charge

*S*, also called angular momentum quantum number. The stable solutions of vortex with

*S*= 1 and 2 were obtained in the numerical form by image-step propagation method without potential is shown in Figs. 1(a) and 1(b), the vorticity

*S*could been observed by phase [shown Figs. 1(c) and 1(d)]. The vortices with

*S*> 2 have been reported that cannot steadily propagate in Ref. [6

6. L.-C. Crasovan, B. A. Malomed, and D. Mihalache, “Stable vortex solitons in the two-dimensional Ginzburg-Landau equation,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. **63**(1 Pt 2), 016605 (2001). [PubMed]

*S*= 1 and 2 are studied by introducing the external potential

## 3. Results and analysis

*S*= 1, whose center placed at the apex of the RAP. For appropriate strength

*a*, simulations of Eq. (1) reveal several typical dynamical regimes. A novel dynamical regime that

*m*streams of secondary pulses are continuously emitted from the vortices is observed, as shown in Figs. 2(a) and 2(b) at (

*m*= 4,

*a*= 0.3) and (

*m*= 5,

*a*= 0.3). Then, the emitted pulses self-trap into fundamental solitons which slide along slopes of the potential. By performing a large number of numerical simulation, we found that the corresponding region of

*a*reduces with the growth of

*m*[shown in Fig. 2(e)]. In addition, we have calculated the evolution of total amount of energy

*E*that it carries,as a function of propagation distance

*z*. The evolutions of

*E*[shown in Fig. 2(f)] reveal an obviously periodic emission.

*z*

_{1}and

*z*

_{2}stand for the propagation distance of one time emission at

*a*= 0.5 and 0.3, respectively. The comparison of them demonstrates that the stronger potential provides for a higher emission rate.

*m*= 4 and

*a*= 0.12.

*m*= 4 and

*a*= 0.6.

*S*= 2. The similarly dynamical regimes is observed for appropriate strength

*a*. Figure 3(a) shows a typical example that 8 fundamental solitons are continuously emitted from the vortices (

*S*= 2) at

*m*= 8 and

*a*= 0.25. The corresponding region of

*a*also reduces with the growth of

*m*[shown in Fig. 3(d)]. Figure 3(e) show the evolutions of total amount of energy

*E*. By comparing

*z*

_{1}and

*z*

_{2}which stand for the propagation distance of one period at

*a*= 0.3 and 0.25, it also reveal that the stronger potential provides for a higher emission rate. For a weaker potential, the circular vortex is also gradually stretch into a polygonal one whose size also increases with

*a*. the evolution of an octagonal vortex is shown in Fig. 3(b) at

*m*= 8 and

*a*= 0.1. For a stronger potential, the central vortex is also broken into

*m*fundamental solitons, as shown in Fig. 2(c) at

*m*= 8 and

*a*= 0.4.

*S*= 1 and 2 by varying the cubic-gain coefficient

*ε*. We can observed that the region of

*a*obviously increase with the growth of

*ε*. The region with

*S*= 2 is larger than

*S*= 1 under the same parameters. Furthermore, there is no appropriate strength

*a*for attaining continuous emission, when

*S*= 1 and

*S*= 2. But the change of

*ε*should be limited in a certain range. Otherwise the original vortex and generating fundamental soliton will become unstable.

*β*, plays an important role in maintaining the position of the central vortices. With little or zero viscosity, the vortices cannot steadily exist in the CQ CGL model. So, we also study the influence of

*β*on the regime of continuous emission. The gray region in Figs. 4(c) and 4(d) show the regions of

*a*depending on

*β*with

*S*= 1 and 2, respectively. There are just small changes with the variety of

*β*.

## 4. Conclusions

*a*(strength of potential) decrease with the growth of annular period

*m*or cubic-gain coefficient

*ε*. But, the influence of variety of diffusivity term

*β*on is not very obvious. The rate of emission increases with the strength of potential. If the potential is weak, stretch of the circular vortex into a polygonal is observed instead. For a stronger potential, the central vortex is broken into

*m*fundamental solitons.

## Acknowledgments

## References and links

1. | C. López-Mariscal and J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, “In your phase: all about optical vortices,” Opt. Photonics News |

2. | I. S. Aranson and L. Kramer, “The world of the complex Ginzburg–Landau equation,” Rev. Mod. Phys. |

3. | N. Rosanov, “Solitons in laser systems with absorption,” in |

4. | B. A. Malomed, “Complex Ginzburg–Landau equation,” in |

5. | N. N. Akhmediev, A. Ankiewicz, and J. M. Soto-Crespo, “Stable soliton pairs in optical transmission lines and fiber lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B |

6. | L.-C. Crasovan, B. A. Malomed, and D. Mihalache, “Stable vortex solitons in the two-dimensional Ginzburg-Landau equation,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. |

7. | J. M. Soto-Crespo, N. Akhmediev, C. Mejia-Cortés, and N. Devine, “Dissipative ring solitons with vorticity,” Opt. Express |

8. | D. V. Skryabin and A. G. Vladimirov, “Vortex induced rotation of clusters of localized states in the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. |

9. | J. M. Soto-Crespo, P. Grelu, and N. Akhmediev, “Optical bullets and “rockets” in nonlinear dissipative systems and their transformations and interactions,” Opt. Express |

10. | 10D. Mihalache, D. Mazilu, F. Lederer, H. Leblond, and B. A. Malomed, “Stability of dissipative optical solitons in the three-dimensional cubic-quintic Ginzburg–Landau equation,” Phys. Rev. A |

11. | D. Mihalache, D. Mazilu, F. Lederer, H. Leblond, and B. A. Malomed, “Collisions between coaxial vortex solitons in the three-dimensional cubic-quintic complex Ginzburg-Landau equation,” Phys. Rev. A |

12. | B. Liu, Y. J. He, Z. R. Qiu, and H. Z. Wang, “Annularly and radially phase-modulated spatiotemporal necklace-ring patterns in the Ginzburg-Landau and Swift-Hohenberg equations,” Opt. Express |

13. | B. Liu, X. D. He, and S. J. Li, “Phase controlling of collisions between solitons in the two-dimensional complex Ginzburg-Landau equation without viscosity,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. |

14. | D. Mihalache, D. Mazilu, F. Lederer, Y. V. Kartashov, L.-C. Crasovan, L. Torner, and B. A. Malomed, “Stablevotex tori in the three-dimensional cubic-quintic Ginzburg-Landau equation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. |

15. | D. Mihalache, D. Mazilu, F. Lederer, H. Leblond, and B. A. Malomed, “Stability limits for three-dimensional vortex solitons in the Ginzburg-Landau equation with the cubic-quintic nonlinearity,” Phys. Rev. A |

16. | H. Leblond, B. A. Malomed, and D. Mihalache, “Stable vortex solitons in the Ginzburg-Landau model of two-dimensional lasing medium with a transverse grating,” Phys. Rev. A |

17. | H. Sakaguchi and B. A. Malomed, “Two-dimensional dissipative gap solitons,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. |

18. | Y. J. He, B. A. Malomed, D. Mihalache, B. Liu, H. C. Huang, H. Yang, and H. Z. Wang, “Bound states of one-, two-, and three-dimensional solitons in complex Ginzburg-Landau equations with a linear potential,” Opt. Lett. |

19. | B. Liu, Y. J. He, B. A. Malomed, X. S. Wang, P. G. Kevrekidis, T. B. Wang, F. C. Leng, Z. R. Qiu, and H. Z. Wang, “Continuous generation of soliton patterns in two-dimensional dissipative media by razor, dagger, and needle potentials,” Opt. Lett. |

20. | D. Mihalache, “Three-dimensional Ginzburg-Landau dissipative solitons supported by a two-dimensional transverse grating,” Proc. Romanian Acad. Ser. A |

21. | B. Liu and X. D. He, “Continuous generation of “light bullets” in dissipative media by an annularly periodic potential,” Opt. Express |

22. | Y. J. He, B. A. Malomed, F. Ye, J. Dong, Z. Qiu, H. Z. Wang, and B. Hu, “Splitting broad beams into arrays of dissipative satial solitns by material and virtual gratings,” Phys. Scr. |

23. | C. P. Yin, D. Mihalache, and Y. J. He, “Dynamics of two-dimensional dissipative spatial solitons interacting with an umbrella-shaped potential,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B |

24. | Y. J. He, D. Mihalache, B. A. Malomed, Y. Qiu, Z. Chen, and Y. Li, “Generation of polygonal soliton clusters and fundamental solitons in dissipative systems by necklace-ring beams with radial-azimuthal phase modulation,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. |

25. | D. Mihalache, D. Mazilu, V. Skarka, B. Malomed, H. Leblond, N. Aleksić, and F. Lederer, “Stable topological modes in two-dimensional Ginzburg-Landau models with trapping potentials,” Phys. Rev. A |

26. | V. Skarka, N. B. Aleksić, H. Leblond, B. A. Malomed, and D. Mihalache, “Varieties of Stable Vortical Solitons in Ginzburg-Landau Media with Radially Inhomogeneous Losses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. |

27. | D. A. Zezyulin, Y. V. Kartashov, and V. V. Konotop, “Solitons in a medium with linear dissipation and localized gain,” Opt. Lett. |

28. | C. Cleff, B. Gütlich, and C. Denz, “Gradient Induced Motion Control of Drifting Solitary Structures in a Nonlinear Optical Single Feedback Experiment,” Phys. Rev. Lett. |

29. | A. Szameit, J. Burghoff, T. Pertsch, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, and F. Lederer, “Two-dimensional soliton in cubic fs laser written waveguide arrays in fused silica,” Opt. Express |

30. | J. Lega, J. V. Moloney, and A. C. Newell, “Swift-Hohenberg equation for Lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. |

**OCIS Codes**

(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

**ToC Category:**

Nonlinear Optics

**History**

Original Manuscript: December 4, 2012

Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2013

Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2013

Published: February 27, 2013

**Citation**

Bin Liu, Xing-Dao He, and Shu-Jing Li, "Continuous emission of fundamental solitons from vortices in dissipative media by a radial-azimuthal potential," Opt. Express **21**, 5561-5566 (2013)

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### References

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- I. S. Aranson and L. Kramer, “The world of the complex Ginzburg–Landau equation,” Rev. Mod. Phys.74(1), 99–143 (2002). [CrossRef]
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- Y. J. He, B. A. Malomed, F. Ye, J. Dong, Z. Qiu, H. Z. Wang, and B. Hu, “Splitting broad beams into arrays of dissipative satial solitns by material and virtual gratings,” Phys. Scr.82(6), 065404 (2010). [CrossRef]
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- Y. J. He, D. Mihalache, B. A. Malomed, Y. Qiu, Z. Chen, and Y. Li, “Generation of polygonal soliton clusters and fundamental solitons in dissipative systems by necklace-ring beams with radial-azimuthal phase modulation,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys.85(6), 066206 (2012). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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- C. Cleff, B. Gütlich, and C. Denz, “Gradient Induced Motion Control of Drifting Solitary Structures in a Nonlinear Optical Single Feedback Experiment,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100(23), 233902 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
- A. Szameit, J. Burghoff, T. Pertsch, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, and F. Lederer, “Two-dimensional soliton in cubic fs laser written waveguide arrays in fused silica,” Opt. Express14(13), 6055–6062 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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