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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 21 — Oct. 16, 2006
  • pp: 9844–9853

Energy exchange between colliding solitons in photonic crystal fibers

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

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 21, pp. 9844-9853 (2006)

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Collisions of femtosecond solitons in silica core photonic crystal fibers are investigated experimentally and theoretically. Clear spectral signatures of the significant energy exchange between the interacting pulses are reported. Two primary and competing effects causing energy exchange are interpulse Raman scattering, which is insensitive to the phase difference of the colliding solitons, and the phase sensitive interaction via the Kerr nonlinearity.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2006
Published: October 16, 2006

F. Luan, D. V. Skryabin, A. V. Yulin, and J. C. Knight, "Energy exchange between colliding solitons in photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 14, 9844-9853 (2006)

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