Aging solitons in photorefractive dipolar glasses

J. Parravicini, D. Pierangeli, F. Di Mei, C. Conti, A. J. Agranat, E. DelRe

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We study experimentally the aging of optical spatial solitons in a dipolar glass hosted by a nanodisordered sample of photorefractive potassium-sodium- tantalate-niobate (KNTN). As the system ages, the waves erratically explore varying strengths of the nonlinear response, causing them to break up and scatter. We show that this process can still lead to solitons, but in a generalized form for which the changing response is compensated by changing the normalized wave size and intensity so as to maintain fixed the optical waveform.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)30573-30579
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number25
StatePublished - 16 Dec 2013


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