We show that interaction of two spatial optical solitons can be controlled by their total partial incoherence, and it may change from attractive to repulsive about a certain threshold in the coherence parameter.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
T. Ku, M. Shih, and Y. S. Kivshar, "Coherence-controlled soliton interaction," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper IMH1.
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