|Title:||Photorefractive Spatial Solitons||Authors:||Kip, Detlef||Language:||en||Subject (DDC):||DDC::500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik||Issue Date:||2001||Publisher:||Springer||Document Type:||Article||Journal / Series / Working Paper (HSU):||Advances in Solid State Physics||Volume:||41||Page Start:||149||Page End:||160||Publisher Place:||Berlin ; Heidelberg||Abstract:||
Non-diffracting wave packages or solitons have been the subject of intense study over the last three decades. In particular optical spatial solitons, for which diffraction is exactly balanced by self-focusing in a nonlinear medium, have strongly stimulated the research in the field of solitons in the 90’s, especially in photorefractive crystals. Such optical spatial solitons exhibit particle-like behavior in their interactions and stability properties, conserving energy and momentum, and the fascinating results obtained in this field have major consequences in many non-optical systems that can support solitons. This article explains the basic mechanisms that lead to soliton formation, in particular in photorefractive crystals, and gives a short overview of new directions like composite solitons, incoherent solitons formed with spatially incoherent light, and incoherent modulation instability. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
|Organization Units (connected with the publication):||Universität Osnabrück||ISBN:||978-3-540-44946-1||DOI:||10.1007/3-540-44946-9_13|
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