Title: Dark and bright blocker soliton interaction in defocusing waveguide arrays
Authors: Smirnov, Eugene
Rüter, Christian E. 
Stepić, Milutin
Shandarov, Vladimir
Kip, Detlef  
Language: en
Subject (DDC): DDC::500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
Issue Date: Nov-2006
Publisher: Soc.
Document Type: Article
Journal / Series / Working Paper (HSU): Optics express 
Volume: 14
Issue: 23
Page Start: 11248
Page End: 11255
Publisher Place: Washington, DC
We experimentally demonstrate the interaction of an optical probe beam with both bright and dark blocker solitons formed with low optical light power in a saturable defocusing waveguide array in photorefractive lithium niobate. A phase insensitive interaction of the beams is achieved by means of counterpropagating light waves. Partial and full reflection (blocking) of the probe beam on the positive or negative light-induced defect is obtained, respectively, in good agreement with numerical simulations.
Organization Units (connected with the publication): Technische Universität Clausthal
DOI: 10.1364/oe.14.011248
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