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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2004
  • pp: 283–285

Coherent interactions of dissipative spatial solitons

Erdem A. Ultanir, GeorgeI. Stegeman, Christoph H. Lange, and Falk Lederer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 283-285 (2004)

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We report observation of the interaction between two coherent dissipative spatial solitons in a periodically patterned semiconductor optical amplifier with power levels of tens of milliwatts. The interactions are nonlocal and phase dependent and exhibit surprising features, such as soliton birth. The experimental results are in good agreement with the numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(200.3760) Optics in computing : Logic-based optical processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

Erdem A. Ultanir, GeorgeI. Stegeman, Christoph H. Lange, and Falk Lederer, "Coherent interactions of dissipative spatial solitons," Opt. Lett. 29, 283-285 (2004)

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