Nonlinear bouncing of nonlocal spatial solitons at the boundaries

A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto

Opt. Lett. 32, 2795-2797 (2007)


We investigate, both experimentally and theoretically, the interaction of (2D+1) spatial solitons with the boundaries of a nonlinear medium in the presence of nonlocality. We demonstrate power-dependent nonlinear repulsion at the boundaries, in quantitative agreement with the model predictions.