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Incoherent spatial optical solitons in photorefractive crystals

by S. Konar, Z. Jovanoski and I.N. Towers

Document info: Pages 10, Figures 2.

In this paper we have presented a theoretical investigation on the propagation properties of incoherent solitons in photorefractive media which is characterized by noninstantenous saturating nonlinearity. Using a mutual coherence function approach, we have obtained the equation of existence curve for such solitons. We have discussed the coherence characteristics of these solitons. We have found that solitons with a particular radius can possess two different critical powers. The dynamical evolution of these solitons has been discussed in detail by both analytical and numerical simulation.

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