Annihilation of photorefractive solitons. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We investigate experimentally the interaction of two-dimensional solitary beams in photorefractive strontium barium niobate crystal. We show that simultaneous collision of many solitons can result in complete annihilation of some of them. This effect depends on the relative phases of the solitons and may be useful for application in the formation of multiport waveguide junctions.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kr√≥likowski, W., Luther-Davies, B., Denz, C., & Tschudi, T.

citation count

  • 72

publication date

  • January 1998