Counterpropagating photorefractive spatial solitons

Ph Jander, A. Desyatnikov, C. Denz, M. Belié, D. Vujić, A. Strinić

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This study introduces a model for the interaction of counterpropagating spatial solitons using the photorefractive screening nonlinearity. To correctly describe the type of interaction considered, the model takes into account the spatial propagation of the light field as well as the temporal evolution of the screening space charge field. The model equations are evaluated numerically for incident beams with a varying degree of mutual coherence. Depending on the strength of the nonlinearity and the degree of coherence, as well as on the incident geometry, i.e. the lateral offset and the angle between both beams, a broad range of behavior is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2003 European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)0780377338, 9780780377332
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2003 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 27 2003

Publication series

Name2003 European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2003


OtherEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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