Wavelength-dependent soliton self-routing in birefringent fiber filters

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

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Abstract

We predict the formation and the resonant coupling of a new type of optical solitary wave orthogonal that swings between polarizations in a periodically twisted birefringent fiber filter. We point out the potential of these solitons for all-optical switching applications. In particular, power-dependent tuning of the Bragg resonance conditionmay lead to optically controlled wavelengthdemultiplexing of whole soliton pulses. The Raman ef- fect may inhibit the polarization coupling for femtosecond pulses. However, we find that the twisting solitons may be still be formed for input-pulse widths as short as 20 fsec.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)602-613
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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Wavelength-dependent soliton self-routing in birefringent fiber filters. / Wabnitz, S.; Trillo, S.; Wright, Ewan M; Stegeman, G. I.

In: Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1991, p. 602-613.

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