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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 10 — May. 17, 2004
  • pp: 2193–2206

Colored solitons interactions: particle-like and beyond

E. Feigenbaum and M. Orenstein  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 10, pp. 2193-2206 (2004)

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The interaction of two colored solitons was analyzed in the framework of a particle-like model, derived from a soliton perturbation theory. From “energy” considerations, a soliton capture threshold and the re-coloring of the escaping solitons were derived. The results were compared to the spectral boundaries of a second order soliton as well as to previous reports. The capture of colored solitons was shown to be impractical without additional means. This particle-like model was further generalized to apply also for non-equal intensity colored solitons. Detailed calculations—beyond the particle-like approximation, exhibited additional mechanisms, namely dissipation and friction-like forces, which served as sources for the relaxation of the solitons oscillations within the captured state, thus enhancing the capture phenomenon.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.2640) Nonlinear optics : Stimulated scattering, modulation, etc.
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(210.4680) Optical data storage : Optical memories

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Original Manuscript: February 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2004
Published: May 17, 2004

E. Feigenbaum and Meir Orenstein, "Colored solitons interactions: particle-like and beyond," Opt. Express 12, 2193-2206 (2004)

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