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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1995
  • pp: 2177–2179

Vector interactions of steady-state planar solitons in biased photorefractive media

S. R. Singh, M. I. Carvalho, and D. N. Christodoulides  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 2177-2179 (1995)

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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)

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