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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1129–1131

Observation of vortex solitons created by the instability of dark soliton stripes

Vladimir Tikhonenko, Jason Christou, Barry Luther-Davies, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 1129-1131 (1996)

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The first experimental observation to the authors’ knowledge is reported of the generation of optical vortex solitons from instability and breakup of a dark soliton stripe propagating through a saturable self-defocusing nonlinear medium.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 6, 1996
Published: August 1, 1996

Vladimir Tikhonenko, Jason Christou, Barry Luther-Davies, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Observation of vortex solitons created by the instability of dark soliton stripes," Opt. Lett. 21, 1129-1131 (1996)

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