Vortex stabilization by means of spatial solitons in nonlocal media
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|Journal||Journal of Optics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2016|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
We investigate how optical vortices, which tend to be azimuthally unstable in local nonlinear materials, can be stabilized by a copropagating coaxial spatial solitary wave in nonlocal, nonlinear media. We focus on the formation of nonlinear vortex-soliton vector beams in reorientational soft matter, namely nematic liquid crystals, and report on experimental results, as well as numerical simulations.