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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1004–1006

Soliton algebra by vortex-beam splitting

Stefano Minardi, Gabriel Molina-Terriza, Paolo Di Trapani, Juan P. Torres, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 13, pp. 1004-1006 (2001)

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We experimentally demonstrate the possibility of breaking up intense vortex light beams into stable and controllable sets of parametric solitons. We report observations performed in seeded second-harmonic generation, but the scheme can be extended to all parametric processes. The number of generated solitons is shown to be determined by a robust arithmetic rule.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

Stefano Minardi, Gabriel Molina-Terriza, Paolo Di Trapani, Juan P. Torres, and Lluis Torner, "Soliton algebra by vortex-beam splitting," Opt. Lett. 26, 1004-1006 (2001)

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