Annihilation of photorefractive solitons. Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Krlikowski, W., Luther-Davies, B., Denz, C., & Tschudi, T.

citation count

  • 85

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • January 1998