Vacuum-fluctuations influence on pulses propagating through birefringent Kerr media is investigated using stochastic nonlinear Schrödinger equations. Computation tools are presented, and numerical results for vector modulation instabilities in the anomalous dispersion regime compared to experiments.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
E. Brainis, D. Amans, M. Haelterman, P. Emplit, and S. Massar, "Pulse propagation in birefringent Kerr media: Stochastic coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MC17.
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