Observation of vortex solitons created by the instability of dark soliton stripes
V. Tikhonenko, J. Christou, B. LutherDavies, and Yu. S. Kivshar,
Opt. Lett. 21, 1129-1131 (1996).
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Abstract: The first experimental observation to the authors' knowledge is reported of the generation of optical vortex solitons from instability and breakup of a dark soliton stripe propagating through a saturable self-defocusing nonlinear medium.
Keywords: optical vortex; spatial solitons; media; beam
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