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Coherence controlled soliton interactions

Ku, Ting-Sen; Shih, Ming-Feng; Sukhorukov, Andrey; Kivshar, Yuri


We demonstrate theoretically and subsequently observe in experiment a novel type of soliton interaction when a pair of closely spaced spatial optical solitons as a whole is made partially incoherent. We explain how the character of the soliton interaction can be controlled by the total partial incoherence, and show a possibility to change the soliton interaction from attractive to repulsive, or vice versa, near a certain threshold in the coherence parameter.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005-02-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.063904


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