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Polarization-Locked Temporal Vector Solitons



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


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.)
Optics and Photonics News


optical fiber, solitons


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