Photorefractive materials and solitons Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigated the formation and interaction of bright spatial solitons in photorefractive nonlinear media. We demonstrate soliton formation, self-bending, coherent and incoherent collision resulting in energy exchange, soliton fusion, birth of new solitons and anomalous repulsion of solitons. The results on formation of multi-component incoherent solitons (vector solitons) are also presented.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Krolikowski, W., Luther-Davies, B., & Kivshar, Y.

complete list of authors

  • Krolikowski, W||Luther-Davies, B||Kivshar, Y

publication date

  • January 2001