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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2285–2287

Incoherent vector vortex-mode solitons in self-focusing nonlinear media

Kristian Motzek, Friedemann Kaiser, José R. Salgueiro, Yuri Kivshar, and Cornelia Denz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 19, pp. 2285-2287 (2004)

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We suggest a novel type of composite spatial optical soliton created by a coherent vortex beam guiding a partially incoherent light beam in a self-focusing nonlinear medium. We show that the incoherence of the guided mode may enhance, rather than suppress, the vortex azimuthal instability, and we also demonstrate strong destabilization of dipole-mode solitons by partially incoherent light.

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(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

Kristian Motzek, Friedemann Kaiser, José R. Salgueiro, Yuri Kivshar, and Cornelia Denz, "Incoherent vector vortex-mode solitons in self-focusing nonlinear media," Opt. Lett. 29, 2285-2287 (2004)

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