Observation of temporal vector soliton propagation and collision in birefringent fiber

Darren Rand, Ivan Glesk, Camille Sophie Brès, Daniel A. Nolan, Xin Chen, Joohyun Koh, Jason W. Fleischer, Ken Steiglitz, Paul R. Prucnal

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Abstract

We report the experimental observation of temporal vector soliton propagation and collision in a linearly birefringent optical fiber. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is both the first demonstration of temporal vector solitons with two mutually incoherent component fields, and of vector soliton collisions in a Kerr nonlinear medium. Collisions are characterized by an intensity redistribution between the two components, and the experimental results agree with numerical predictions of the coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equation. 

LanguageEnglish
Article number053902
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume98
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2007

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  • optical-fibres
  • stability
  • pulse
  • wave
  • amplitudes
  • equations

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Rand, Darren ; Glesk, Ivan ; Brès, Camille Sophie ; Nolan, Daniel A. ; Chen, Xin ; Koh, Joohyun ; Fleischer, Jason W. ; Steiglitz, Ken ; Prucnal, Paul R. / Observation of temporal vector soliton propagation and collision in birefringent fiber. In: Physical Review Letters. 2007 ; Vol. 98, No. 5.
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Rand, D, Glesk, I, Brès, CS, Nolan, DA, Chen, X, Koh, J, Fleischer, JW, Steiglitz, K & Prucnal, PR 2007, 'Observation of temporal vector soliton propagation and collision in birefringent fiber' Physical Review Letters, vol. 98, no. 5, 053902. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.053902

Observation of temporal vector soliton propagation and collision in birefringent fiber. / Rand, Darren; Glesk, Ivan; Brès, Camille Sophie; Nolan, Daniel A.; Chen, Xin; Koh, Joohyun; Fleischer, Jason W.; Steiglitz, Ken; Prucnal, Paul R.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 98, No. 5, 053902, 01.02.2007.

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