We analyze the interactions of (2+1) -dimensional parametric solitons and demonstrate nonplanar beam switching in a bulk X(2) medium, which includes controllable soliton repulsion, spiraling, and fusion. An analytical model predicting the results of the soliton scattering is derived and verified by direct numerics.
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(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
V. V. Steblina, Yu.S. Kivshar, and A. V. Buryak, "Scattering and spiraling of solitons in a bulk quadratic medium," Opt. Lett. 23, 156-158 (1998)