Anomalous interaction of spatial solitons in photorefractive media Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigate the interaction of mutually incoherent spatial solitons in photorefractive media with anisotropic nonlocal nonlinear response. We show that the photorefractive nonlinearity leads to an anomalous interaction between solitons. Theoretical and experimental results reveal that an incoherent soliton pair may experience both attractive and repulsive forces, depending on their mutual separation. 1998 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Krolikowski, W., Saffman, M., Luther-Davies, B., & Denz, C.

citation count

  • 150

complete list of authors

  • Krolikowski, W||Saffman, M||Luther-Davies, B||Denz, C

publication date

  • April 1998