Interactions in large arrays of solitons in photorefractive crystals Academic Article uri icon


  • Large two-dimensional spatial soliton arrays are generated experimentally and numerically in photorefractive media and their waveguiding properties at red and infrared wavelengths are demonstrated. An enhanced stability of solitonic lattices is achieved by exploiting the anisotropy of coherent soliton interaction and by controlling the relative phase between soliton rows. Manipulation of individual solitonic channels is accomplished by the use of separate control beams.

author list (cited authors)

  • Träger, D., Strini, A., Schröder, J., Denz, C., Beli, M., Petrovi, M., Matern, S., & Purwins, H. G.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • October 2003