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)