Soliton algebra by vortex-beam splitting

Stefano Minardi*, Gabriel Molina-Terriza, Paolo Di Trapani, Juan P. Torres, Lluis Torner

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate the possibility of breaking up intense vortex light beams into stable and controllable sets of parametric solitons. We report observations performed in seeded second-harmonic generation, but the scheme can be extended to all parametric processes. The number of generated solitons is shown to be determined by a robust arithmetic rule.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1004-1006
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume26
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2001
Externally publishedYes

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