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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1920–1924

Experimental investigation of phase-dependent interactions of photovoltaic bright spatial solitons in photorefractive Fe : Li Nb O 3

Wing Kee Lee and Tak Shun Chan  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp. 1920-1924 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.001920


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Abstract

Phase-dependent interactions of two photovoltaic bright spatial solitons in photorefractive Fe : Li Nb O 3 have been studied experimentally. We have observed that in-phase solitons attract each other and fuse together for a small enough crossing angle, whereas out-of-phase solitons repel each other. These results are similar to interactions of bright screening spatial solitons found in saturable photorefractive media such as strontium barium niobate.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 29, 2006

Citation
Wing Kee Lee and Tak Shun Chan, "Experimental investigation of phase-dependent interactions of photovoltaic bright spatial solitons in photorefractive Fe:LiNbO3," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1920-1924 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-9-1920


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