Interactions between self-channeled optical beams in soft-matter systems with artificial nonlinearities
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SPATIAL SOLITONS; LIGHT; MEDIA; INSTABILITIES; Optics
We demonstrate optical interactions between stable self-trapped optical beams in soft-matter systems with pre-engineered saturable self-focusing optical nonlinearities. Our experiments, carried out in dilute suspensions of particles with negative polarizabilities, show that optical beam interactions can vary from attractive to repulsive, or can display an energy exchange depending on the initial relative phases. The corresponding observations are in good agreement with theoretical predictions. (C) 2013 Optical Society of America
"Interactions between self-channeled optical beams in soft-matter systems with artificial nonlinearities" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3965.