Bragg diffraction of a plane wave by a standing spatial soliton

S. A. Maksimenko*, Ya G. Slepyan

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Diffraction of a plane wave by a grating induced in a cubic nonlinear medium by counterpropagating solitons is considered. A two-wave diffraction problem is solved in the approximation of slowly varying amplitudes. The Bragg phase matching is assumed in determination of the exact solution for a probe wave propagating at a grazing angle relative to the direction of propagation of the solitons. The conditions for the amplitudes of the scattered waves to be comparable with the incident-wave amplitude are found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalQuantum Electronics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


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