Vector incoherent solitons

Wiselaw Krolikowski, Barry Luther-Davies, Glen McCarthy, Matthias Geisser, Dragomir Neshev, Yuri Kivshar, Elena Ostrovskaya, Anton Desyatnikov, Carsten Weilnau, Cornelia Denz

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The formation of multicomponent spatial solitons by co-propagation of incoherent beams in nonlinear medium was analyzed. The mutual incoherence of the components of the composite beam was achieved by shifting the optical frequency of each component and by varying the path of the beams. Photorefractive strontium barium niobate (SBN) crystals were used to demonstrate the the formation of bright and dark spatial solitons. The experimental observations indicated shape transformations of the multicomponent soliton in collision representing the stages of oscillations in soliton propagation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-96
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Nonlinear optics
  • Solitons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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