We formulate the theory describing the evolution and interactions between optical spatial solitons that propagate in opposite directions. We show that coherent collisions between counterpropagating solitons give rise to a new focusing mechanism resulting from the interference between the beams, and that interactions between such solitons are insensitive to the relative phase between the beams.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical review letters|
|State||Published - 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)