We exploit nonlinear propagation in photorefractive crystals to observe the phenomenology associated with the collision and interaction of solitons of different tranverse dimensions: a self-trapped stripe and a round soliton. Along with evidence of particlelike behavior, our results indicate the emergence of a new phenomenology related to the hybrid-dimensional system.
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Eugenio DelRe, Stefano Trillo, and Aharon J. Agranat, "Collisions and inhomogeneous forces between solitons of different dimensionality," Opt. Lett. 25, 560-562 (2000)