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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1998
  • pp: 897–899

Primarily isotropic nature of photorefractive screening solitons and the interactions between them

Hongxing Meng, Gregory Salamo, and Mordechai Segev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 12, pp. 897-899 (1998)

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We present experimental evidence demonstrating that the photorefractive-index change responsible for the formation of photorefractive spatial screening solitons and coherent collisions between them is primarily isotropic in nature, even though the photorefractive medium is inherently anisotropic.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(120.5710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Refraction
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials

Hongxing Meng, Gregory Salamo, and Mordechai Segev, "Primarily isotropic nature of photorefractive screening solitons and the interactions between them," Opt. Lett. 23, 897-899 (1998)

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