Holographic solitons

Oren Cohen, Tal Carmon, Mordechai Segev, Serguey Odoulov

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Abstract

We propose a new kind of an optical spatial soliton: the holographic soliton. This soliton consists of two mutually coherent field components that interfere, induce a periodic change in the refractive index, and simultaneously are Bragg diffracted from the grating. Holographic solitons are formed when the broadening tendency of diffraction is balanced by phase modulation that is due to Bragg diffraction from the induced grating. Holographic solitons are solely supported by cross-phase modulation arising from the induced grating, not involving self-phase modulation at all.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2031-2033
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume27
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

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