We report the observation of incoherent collisions between two-dimensional bright photorefractive screening solitons. The solitons remain intact and do not exchange energy whenever the collision angle exceeds the critical angle for guidance in the waveguide that each soliton induces, which is, in turn, fully controlled by the soliton parameters. When the collision angle is much smaller than the critical angle the solitons fuse to form a single beam.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 29, 1996
Published: October 1, 1996
Ming-feng Shih and Mordechai Segev, "Incoherent collisions between two-dimensional bright steady-state photorefractive spatial screening solitons," Opt. Lett. 21, 1538-1540 (1996)