We report the observation of incoherently coupled dark–bright spatial soliton pairs in a biased bulk photorefractive crystal. When such a pair is decoupled, the dark component evolves into a triplet structure, whereas the bright one decays into a self-defocusing beam.
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Zhigang Chen, Mordechai Segev, Tamer H. Coskun, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, Yuri S. Kivshar, and Vsevolod V. Afanasjev, "Incoherently coupled dark—bright photorefractive solitons," Opt. Lett. 21, 1821-1823 (1996)