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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1992
  • pp: 778–780

Experimental observation of spatial soliton interactions with a π/2 relative phase difference

M. Shalaby, F. Reynaud, and A. Barthelemy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 778-780 (1992)

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We report the experimental observation of the nonlinear interaction between two fundamental spatial solitons with a π/2 phase difference in carbon disulfide. An energy flow from the phase-advanced soliton to the phase-delayed soliton was observed, which leads to a single self-trapped beam. The position of the output beam can be switched by reversing the sign of the solitons’ initial phase difference.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 17, 1991
Published: June 1, 1992

M. Shalaby, F. Reynaud, and A. Barthelemy, "Experimental observation of spatial soliton interactions with a π/2 relative phase difference," Opt. Lett. 17, 778-780 (1992)

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