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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1764–1766

Vector photorefractive spatial solitons

Mordechai Segev, George C. Valley, S. R. Singh, M. I. Carvalho, and D. N. Christodoulides  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 1764-1766 (1995)

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We derive vector soliton solutions for photorefractive media in which the refractive-index perturbations must be treated as tensors. The two polarizations of the vector solitons may be coupled through the space-charge field alone and/or through cross terms in the electro-optic tensor, which requires phase matching and specific configurations. We analyze bright planar vector solitons and verify their stability.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 12, 1995
Published: September 1, 1995

Mordechai Segev, George C. Valley, S. R. Singh, M. I. Carvalho, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Vector photorefractive spatial solitons," Opt. Lett. 20, 1764-1766 (1995)

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