Observation of vector solitons with hidden vorticity

Yana V. Izdebskaya, Johannes Rebling, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Yuri S. Kivshar

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Abstract

This letter reports the first experimental observation, to our knowledge, of optical vector solitons composed of two incoherently coupled vortex components. We employ nematic liquid crystal to generate stable vector solitons with counterrotating vortices and hidden vorticity. In contrast, the solitons with explicit vorticity and corotating vortex components show azimuthal splitting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-769
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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