Soliton initiation and formation in stimulated Raman scattering, using a π phase shift, is treated numerically. The π phase shift is produced in the Stokes seed by modulating its envelope through zero. We find that by modulating the envelope slowly compared with the coherence decay time T2, a soliton pulse is generated that is much shorter than T2. Analytical approximations for the formation rate are also presented.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 17, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 1987
Published: November 1, 1987
D. C. MacPherson, Kai J. Druhl, and J. L. Carlsten, "Generation of solitons in transient stimulated Raman scattering by optical phase shifts," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1853-1859 (1987)