We report the observation of incoherently coupled dark–bright spatial soliton pairs in a biased bulk photorefractive crystal. When such a pair is decoupled, the dark component evolves into a triplet structure, whereas the bright one decays into a self-defocusing beam.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 17, 1996
Published: November 15, 1996
Zhigang Chen, Tamer H. Coskun, Yuri S. Kivshar, Vsevolod V. Afanasjev, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, and Mordechai Segev, "Incoherently coupled dark–bright photorefractive solitons," Opt. Lett. 21, 1821-1823 (1996)