We demonstrate the generation of large two-dimensional soliton lattices and investigate their waveguiding properties for red and infrared wavelengths. The control of these lattices is demonstrated, exploiting coherent and incoherent soliton interaction features. For applications in bidirectional waveguiding, which is of interest in self-adjustment of photonic devices, we investigate the formation of spatial solitons by counterpropagating beams, including colliding coherent solitons and bidirectional vector-solitons. The question of stability of these different configurations is addressed and dynamic scenarios are reported.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
C. Denz, A. Desyatnikov, P. Jander, J. Schröder, D. Träger, M. Belic, M. Petrovic, A. Strinic, and J. Petter, "Photonic applications of spatial photorefractive solitons - soliton lattices, bidirectional waveguides and waveguide couplers," in Photorefractive Effects, Materials, and Devices, P. Delaye, C. Denz, L. Mager, and G. Montemezzani, eds., Vol. 87 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 382.
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