We report the observation of interactions between two coherent dissipative spatial solitons in a periodically patterned semiconductor optical amplifier (PPSOA). The interactions are non-local and phase dependent and exhibit surprising features such as soliton birth.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.3760) Optics in computing : Logic-based optical processing
E. A. Ultanir, Z. Chen, G. I. Stegeman, C. H. Lange, and F. Lederer, "Coherent interactions between dissipative spatial solitons," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper TuD1.
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