Abstract

Optical vortices in linear and nonlinear media may exhibit propagation dynamics similar to hydrodynamic vortex phenomena. Analytical and numerical methods are used to describe and investigate the interaction between vortices and the background field. We demonstrate that optical vortices that have quasi-point core functions, such as optical vortex solitons, may orbit one another at rates that are orders of magnitude larger than those with nonlocalized cores.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Quasi-ideal dynamics of vortex solitons embedded in flattop nonlinear Bessel beams

Miguel A. Porras and Francisco Ramos
Opt. Lett. 42(17) 3275-3278 (2017)

Propagation dynamics of optical vortices with anisotropic phase profiles

Guang-Hoon Kim, Hae June Lee, Jong-Uk Kim, and Hyyong Suk
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20(2) 351-359 (2003)

Pinched optical-vortex soliton

Anton M. Deykoon and Grover A. Swartzlander
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18(6) 804-810 (2001)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (14)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (27)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription