Analytical solution for photorefractive screening solitons. Academic Article uri icon


  • We study formation and interaction of one-dimensional screening solitons in a photorefractive medium with sublinear dependence of the photoconductivity on light intensity. We find an exact analytical solution to the corresponding nonlinear Schrodinger equation. We show that these solitons are stable in propagation and their interaction is generic for solitons of saturable nonlinearity. In particular, they may fuse or "give birth" to new solitons upon collision.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev E Stat Phys Plasmas Fluids Relat Interdiscip Topics

author list (cited authors)

  • Krolikowski, W., Luther-Davies, B., McCarthy, G., & Bledowski, A.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Krolikowski, W||Luther-Davies, B||McCarthy, G||Bledowski, A

publication date

  • February 2000