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Vortex confinement and bending with nonlocal solitons

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-512
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

We investigate the routing of vortex beams in nonlocal media by means of coaxial, co-propagating spatial optical solitons. By introducing a refractive index perturbation in the form of a localized defect or a dielectric interface, the soliton waveguide can be curved and, therefore, can deviate the collinear vortex, effectively routing it, while preventing its destabilization and breakup.

Keywords

  • Nonlinear optical materials, Nonlinear optics, materials, Spatial solitons

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