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Polarization-Locked Temporal Vector Solitons

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Author(s)

Steven T. Cundiff, B C. Collins, N N. Akhmediev, J M. Soto-Crespo, K Bergman, W H. Knox

Abstract

Solitons are the subject of substantial research because of potential applications in high-speed fiber-optics communications. However, discussions of soliton propagation often ignore polarization and use scaler equations to describe their evolution. Although standard single-mode fiber is nominally isotropic, it is always weakly birefringe due to bends and strain. This birefringence normally results in evolution of the polarization during propagation (soliton or otherwise.)
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Optics and Photonics News

Keywords

optical fiber, solitons

Citation

Cundiff, S. , Collins, B. , Akhmediev, N. , Soto-Crespo, J. , Bergman, K. and Knox, W. (2008), Polarization-Locked Temporal Vector Solitons, Optics and Photonics News (Accessed June 13, 2024)

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Created October 16, 2008