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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T. Ku, M. Shih, A. Sukhorukov, and Y. Kivshar, " Coherence-controlled soliton interaction," in Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FC5.
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