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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001129


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Abstract

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.

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

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-15-1129


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