Incoherent vector vortex-mode solitons in self-focusing nonlinear media

Kristian Motzek*, Friedemann Kaiser, José R. Salgueiro, Yuri Kivshar, Cornelia Denz

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    We suggest a novel type of composite spatial optical soliton created by a coherent vortex beam guiding a partially incoherent light beam in a self-focusing nonlinear medium. We show that the incoherence of the guided mode may enhance, rather than suppress, the vortex azimuthal instability, and we also demonstrate strong destabilization of dipole-mode solitons by partially incoherent light.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2285-2287
    Number of pages3
    JournalOptics Letters
    Issue number19
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2004


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