Dark and bright blocker soliton interaction in defocusing waveguide arrays

Eugene Smirnov, Christian E. Rüter, Milutin Stepi?, Vladimir Shandarov, Detlef Kip
2006 Optics Express  
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
more » ... with numerical simulations.
doi:10.1364/oe.14.011248 pmid:19529539 fatcat:idxdp7nw6ffstejiv6as7nlwga