Observation of dipole-mode vector solitons.
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We report on the first experimental observation of a novel type of optical vector soliton, a dipole-mode soliton, recently predicted theoretically. We show that these vector solitons can be generated in a photorefractive medium employing two different processes: a phase imprinting, and a symmetry-breaking instability of a vortex-mode vector soliton. The experimental results display remarkable agreement with the theory, and confirm the robust nature of these radially asymmetric two-component solitary waves.
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Krolikowski, W., Ostrovskaya, E. A., Weilnau, C., Geisser, M., McCarthy, G., Kivshar, Y. S., Denz, C., & Luther-Davies, B.
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Krolikowski, W||Ostrovskaya, EA||Weilnau, C||Geisser, M||McCarthy, G||Kivshar, YS||Denz, C||Luther-Davies, B