Soliton Maxwell demons and long-tailed statistics in fluctuating optical fields

Feifei Xin*, Fabrizio Di Mei, Ludovica Falsi, Davide Pierangeli, Aharon J. Agranat, Eugenio DelRe

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Abstract

We demonstrate experimentally in biased photorefractive crystals that collisions between random-amplitude optical spatial solitons produce long-tailed statistics from input Gaussian fluctuations. The effect is mediated by Raman nonlocal corrections to Kerr self-focusing that turn soliton–soliton interaction into a Maxwell demon for the output wave amplitude.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)648-651
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2020

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