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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 14 — Jul. 10, 2006
  • pp: 6550–6556

Polarization instability of solitons in photonic crystal fibers

F. Luan, A. V. Yulin, J. C. Knight, and D. V. Skryabin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 14, pp. 6550-6556 (2006)

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We present experimental and numerical results demonstrating the existence of polarization instability of femtosecond solitons in small core photonic crystal fibers. The frequency of the solitons in our setup shifts rapidly with propagation along the dispersion curve due to the Raman effect. This process can cause initially stable solitons to become unstable, or vice versa depending on the parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2006
Published: July 10, 2006

F. Luan, A. Yulin, J. C. Knight, and Dmitry V. Skryabin, "Polarization instability of solitons in photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 14, 6550-6556 (2006)

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