Rotating multipole vortex solitons in nonlocal media

Daniel Buccoliero, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Yuri S. Kivshar

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We develop a general approach to the problem of the propagation dynamics of higher-order multipole spatial solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media. By introducing the generalized Hermite-Laguerre-Gaussian ansatz similar to the corresponding linear modes, we construct nonlocal solitons by means of the variational approach and then find them numerically as stationary states. We then study the example of a tripole-like structure with nonzero angular momentum and investigate the stable propagation of such a beam in optical media with a nonlocal Gaussian response. Our results provide the first example of a self-trapped multi-vortex beam in self-focusing nonlinear media.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICONO 2007
Subtitle of host publicationNonlinear Space-Time Dynamics
Publication statusPublished - Nov 27 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventICONO 2007: Nonlinear Space-Time Dynamics - Minsk, Belarus
Duration: May 28 2007Jun 1 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherICONO 2007: Nonlinear Space-Time Dynamics


  • Nonlocality
  • Propagation dynamics
  • Spatial solitons
  • Vortex beams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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