Experimental demonstration of the steering of an optical vortex soliton by the superposition of a weak coherent background field is presented. A model to account for vortex motion is derived, and its validity is verified experimentally and numerically.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 17, 1996
Published: October 15, 1996
Jason Christou, Vladimir Tikhonenko, Yuri S. Kivshar, and Barry Luther-Davies, "Vortex soliton motion and steering," Opt. Lett. 21, 1649-1651 (1996)