We experimentally demonstrate all-optical steering of arrays of dark spatial solitons. The arrays are generated by two intersecting plane waves in the regime of adiabatic amplification in a Kerr-like medium. The steering is achieved by changing the relative intensities of the beams. In addition, we show that beams guided in the soliton channels can also be scanned.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 6, 1993
Published: January 15, 1994
Christian Bosshard, Pavel V. Mamyshev, and George I. Stegeman, "All-optical steering of dark spatial soliton arrays and the beams guided by them," Opt. Lett. 19, 90-92 (1994)