Structuring light to rotate optical Turing patterns and solitons

Yao, Alison M. and Gibson, Christopher J. and Oppo, Gian-Luca; (2021) Structuring light to rotate optical Turing patterns and solitons. In: 2021 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series, SUM 2021 - Proceedings. LEOS Summer Topical Meeting . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., MEX, pp. 1-2. ISBN 9781665416009 (

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The interplay of diffraction and self-focussing nonlinearity in an optical cavity results in the formation of spatial Turing patterns. Using helically-phased pumps, the patterns form on rings and rotate. We show how fully-structured light can be used to gain precise control over the rotation speed.