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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 5 — Mar. 10, 2003
  • pp: 452–459

Spatial soliton formation in photonic crystal fibers

Albert Ferrando, Mario Zacarés, Pedro Fernández de Córdoba, Daniele Binosi, and Juan A. Monsoriu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 5, pp. 452-459 (2003)

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We demonstrate the existence of spatial soliton solutions in photonic crystal fibers (PCF’s). These guided localized nonlinear waves appear as a result of the balance between the linear and nonlinear diffraction properties of the inhomogeneous photonic crystal cladding. The spatial soliton is realized self-consistently as the fundamental mode of the effective fiber defined simultaneously by the PCF linear and the self-induced nonlinear refractive indices. It is also shown that the photonic crystal cladding is able to stabilize these solutions, which would be unstable otherwise if the medium was entirely homogeneous.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 30, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2003
Published: March 10, 2003

Albert Ferrando, Mario Zacares, Pedro Fernandez de Cordoba, Daniele Binosi, and Juan Monsoriu, "Spatial soliton formation in photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 11, 452-459 (2003)

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