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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Yuri S. Kivshar, Alexander Nepomnyashchy, Vladimir Tikhonenko, Jason Christou, and Barry Luther-Davies, "Vortex-stripe soliton interactions," Opt. Lett. 25, 123-125 (2000)