Spatial vector solitons consisting of counterpropagating fields

Oren Cohen*, Song Lan, Tal Carmon, J. A. Giordmaine, Mordechai Segev

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We present the experimental observation of a spatial vector soliton formed by counterpropagation of coherent optical fields. This is to our knowledge the first observation of a vector soliton in which the induced waveguide (potential) is periodic in the propagation direction. This vector soliton induces a waveguide and a thick grating within the waveguide, which can be used as a tunable optical waveguide filter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2013-2015
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - 15 Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes


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