We report on the first experimental observation of stable-vector vortex solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media with a reorientational response, such as nematic liquid crystals. These solitons consist of two co-polarized, mutually trapped beams of different colors, a bright fundamental spatial soliton, and a nonlinear optical vortex. The nonlinear vortex component, which is normally unstable in nonlinear media, is stabilized and confined here by the highly nonlocal refractive potential induced by the soliton.

Izdebskaya, Y., Assanto, G., & Krolikowski, W. (2015). Observation of stable-vector vortex solitons. OPTICS LETTERS, 40(17), 4182-5.

Observation of stable-vector vortex solitons

ASSANTO, GAETANO
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2015

Abstract

We report on the first experimental observation of stable-vector vortex solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media with a reorientational response, such as nematic liquid crystals. These solitons consist of two co-polarized, mutually trapped beams of different colors, a bright fundamental spatial soliton, and a nonlinear optical vortex. The nonlinear vortex component, which is normally unstable in nonlinear media, is stabilized and confined here by the highly nonlocal refractive potential induced by the soliton.
Izdebskaya, Y., Assanto, G., & Krolikowski, W. (2015). Observation of stable-vector vortex solitons. OPTICS LETTERS, 40(17), 4182-5.
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