Vortex confinement and bending with nonlocal solitons

Gaetano Assanto, Antonmaria A. Minzoni, Noel F. Smyth*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


We investigate the routing of vortex beams in nonlocal media by means of coaxial, co-propagating spatial optical solitons. By introducing a refractive index perturbation in the form of a localized defect or a dielectric interface, the soliton waveguide can be curved and, therefore, can deviate the collinear vortex, effectively routing it, while preventing its destabilization and breakup.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-512
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014


Dive into the research topics of 'Vortex confinement and bending with nonlocal solitons'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this