Abstract

We demonstrate coherent interactions between spatial gap solitons in optically induced photonic lattices. Because of the “staggered” phase structures, two in-phase (out-of-phase) bright gap solitons can repel (attract) each other at close proximity, in contrast to soliton interaction in homogeneous media. A reversal of energy transfer direction and a transition between attractive and repulsive interaction forces can be obtained solely by changing the initial soliton separation relative to the lattice spacing.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Anisotropic interaction of three-dimensional spatial screening solitons

A. Stepken, F. Kaiser, and M. R. Belić
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(1) 68-77 (2000)

Waveguide properties of the asymmetric collision between two bright spatial solitons in Kerr media

D. Ramírez Martínez, M. M. Méndez Otero, M. L. Arroyo Carrasco, and M. D. Iturbe Castillo
Opt. Express 20(24) 27411-27418 (2012)

Experimental observation of spatial soliton interactions

J. S. Aitchison, A. M. Weiner, Y. Silberberg, D. E. Leaird, M. K. Oliver, J. L. Jackel, and P. W. E. Smith
Opt. Lett. 16(1) 15-17 (1991)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription