Partially Incoherent Optical Vortices in Self-Focusing Nonlinear Media

Chien Chung Jeng*, Ming Feng Shih, Kristian Motzek, Yuri Kivshar

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    The stable propagation of spatially localized optical vortices in self-focusing nonlinear media was investigated. The optical vortices were created by partially incoherent light beams which propagated in a photorefractive nonlinear medium and carried a phase dislocation. The single-charge and double-charge optical vortices were stabilized in self-focusing nonlinear media when the value of the spatial incoherence of light exceeded a certain threshold. The results show that the vortex stabilization was confirmed by numerical simulations and was also applied to higher-order vortices.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number043904
    Pages (from-to)439041-439044
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2004


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