Observation of locked optical kink-antikink spatial shock waves
Abbreviated Journal Title
Phys. Rev. Lett.
NONLINEAR MEDIA; SOLITONS; FIBERS; PULSES; Physics, Multidisciplinary
We report the first experimental observation of optical spatial shock-wave pairs. The shock waves consist of two coupled kink and antikink beams that remain locked to each other throughout propagation in a nonlinear diffusion-driven photorefractive crystal. These coupled shock-wave pairs move undistorted at angles that fall outside their original angular sector of propagation.
Physical Review Letters
"Observation of locked optical kink-antikink spatial shock waves" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3759.