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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2000
  • pp: 123–125

Vortex-stripe soliton interactions

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 2, pp. 123-125 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000123


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Abstract

We study the interaction of an optical vortex soliton with a dark-soliton stripe in a bulk nonlinear defocusing medium. We develop a multiscale asymptotic theory to predict the main effect of the interaction and then study it experimentally, observing vortex-induced stripe bending, development of the transverse instability, and stripe breakup.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Yuri S. Kivshar, Alexander Nepomnyashchy, Vladimir Tikhonenko, Jason Christou, and Barry Luther-Davies, "Vortex-stripe soliton interactions," Opt. Lett. 25, 123-125 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-2-123


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