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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — May. 21, 2012
  • pp: 11673–11678

Nonlinear propagation in multi-mode fibers in the strong coupling regime

Antonio Mecozzi, Cristian Antonelli, and Mark Shtaif  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 11673-11678 (2012)

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We show that light propagation in a group of degenerate modes of a multi-mode optical fiber in the presence of random mode coupling is described by a multi-component Manakov equation, thereby making multi-mode fibers the first reported physical system that admits true multi-component soliton solutions. The nonlinearity coefficient appearing in the equation is expressed rigorously in terms of the multi-mode fiber parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2012
Published: May 7, 2012

Antonio Mecozzi, Cristian Antonelli, and Mark Shtaif, "Nonlinear propagation in multi-mode fibers in the strong coupling regime," Opt. Express 20, 11673-11678 (2012)

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