We study experimentally the collision of photorefractive screening solitons in a strontium barium niobate crystal. Depending on the relative phase of the solitons and their intersecting angle, such effects as soliton birth, energy exchange, and soliton fusion have been observed.
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Wieslaw Królikowski and Scott A. Holmstrom, "Fusion and birth of spatial solitons upon collision," Opt. Lett. 22, 369-371 (1997)