A theory describing the steady-state propagation of orthogonally polarized planar bright beams in biased photorefractive media is developed. Interactions between soliton states of each polarization in a strontium barium niobate photorefractive crystal are then investigated numerically. Our results indicate that such vector interactions can lead to a number of interesting effects such as beam compression and beam steering.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 19, 1995
Published: November 1, 1995
S. R. Singh, M. I. Carvalho, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Vector interactions of steady-state planar solitons in biased photorefractive media," Opt. Lett. 20, 2177-2179 (1995)