Nonlinear optical beams carrying phase dislocations

Anton Desyatnikov, Cornelia Denz, Yuri Kivshar

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Abstract

We describe different types of self-trapped optical beam carrying phase dislocations, including vortex solitons and ring-like soliton clusters. We demonstrate numerically how to create such nonlinear singular beams from the interaction of several fundamental optical solitons. Mutual trapping of several solitons can be regarded as a synthesis of 'soliton molecules', and it corresponds to a transfer of an initial orbital angular momentum of a system of solitons to a spin momentum of an optical vortex.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Solitons
solitary waves
Vortex flow
vortices
Angular momentum
Momentum
angular momentum
trapping
momentum
orbitals
Molecules
rings
synthesis
molecules
interactions

Keywords

  • Optical soliton
  • Phase dislocation
  • Singular optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Nonlinear optical beams carrying phase dislocations. / Desyatnikov, Anton; Denz, Cornelia; Kivshar, Yuri.

In: Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, Vol. 6, No. 5, 05.2004.

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