Dark soliton stripes are robust but can decay into optical vortex solitons when subjected to a persistent, long-period, transverse modulation. We explore the nonlinear dynamics of this symmetry-breaking process and determine growth rates, vortex densities, and other characteristics by conducting a nonlinear stability analysis that uses numerical techniques for several cases of special interest.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 29, 1992
Published: April 15, 1993
C. T. Law and G. A. Swartzlander, "Optical vortex solitons and the stability of dark soliton stripes," Opt. Lett. 18, 586-588 (1993)