Spatial solitons in optically induced gratings. Academic Article uri icon


  • We study experimentally nonlinear localization effects in optically induced gratings created by interfering plane waves in a photorefractive crystal. We demonstrate the generation of spatial bright solitons similar to those observed in arrays of coupled optical waveguides. We also create pairs of out-of-phase solitons, which resemble twisted localized states in nonlinear lattices.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Neshev, D., Ostrovskaya, E., Kivshar, Y., & Krolikowski, W.

citation count

  • 315

complete list of authors

  • Neshev, Dragomir||Ostrovskaya, Elena||Kivshar, Yuri||Krolikowski, Wieslaw

publication date

  • May 2003