Optical solitons induced by cross-phase modulation

S. Trillo, S. Wabnitz, Ewan M Wright, G. I. Stegeman

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Abstract

We investigated the nonlinear propagation in an optical fiber of two light beams of different frequency, opposite sign of GVD and comparable intensity. We found that cross-phase modulation may have a profound influence on the evolution of short pulses. Specifically, a bright soliton can propagate even in the otherwise forbidden normal dispersion regime, as long as it is coupled to a dark pulse in the anomalous dispersion regime. Numerical investigations have shown that this configuration can be destabilized by modulational instabilities after a relatively long distance. Conversely, cross-phase modulation may lead to the formation of a stable and compressed soliton in the anomalous dispersion regime when two short 'brigth' pulses are injected into the fiber.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEE Conference Publication
PublisherPubl by IEE
Pages107-110
Number of pages4
Edition292 pt 1
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventFourteenth European Conference on Optical Communication - Brighton, Engl
Duration: Sep 11 1988Sep 15 1988

Other

OtherFourteenth European Conference on Optical Communication
CityBrighton, Engl
Period9/11/889/15/88

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Phase modulation
Solitons
Wave propagation
Optical fibers
Fibers

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Trillo, S., Wabnitz, S., Wright, E. M., & Stegeman, G. I. (1988). Optical solitons induced by cross-phase modulation. In IEE Conference Publication (292 pt 1 ed., pp. 107-110). Publ by IEE.

Optical solitons induced by cross-phase modulation. / Trillo, S.; Wabnitz, S.; Wright, Ewan M; Stegeman, G. I.

IEE Conference Publication. 292 pt 1. ed. Publ by IEE, 1988. p. 107-110.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Trillo, S, Wabnitz, S, Wright, EM & Stegeman, GI 1988, Optical solitons induced by cross-phase modulation. in IEE Conference Publication. 292 pt 1 edn, Publ by IEE, pp. 107-110, Fourteenth European Conference on Optical Communication, Brighton, Engl, 9/11/88.
Trillo S, Wabnitz S, Wright EM, Stegeman GI. Optical solitons induced by cross-phase modulation. In IEE Conference Publication. 292 pt 1 ed. Publ by IEE. 1988. p. 107-110
Trillo, S. ; Wabnitz, S. ; Wright, Ewan M ; Stegeman, G. I. / Optical solitons induced by cross-phase modulation. IEE Conference Publication. 292 pt 1. ed. Publ by IEE, 1988. pp. 107-110
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