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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 22 — Oct. 29, 2007
  • pp: 14560–14565

Bouncing of a dispersive pulse on an accelerating soliton and stepwise frequency conversion in optical fibers

A.V. Gorbach and D.V. Skryabin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 22, pp. 14560-14565 (2007)

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We demonstrate that a short pulse with spectrum in the range of normal group velocity dispersion can experience periodic reflections on a refractive index maximum created by a co-propagating with it soliton, providing the latter is continuously decelerated by the intrapulse Raman scattering. After each reflection the intensity profile and phase of the pulse are almost perfectly reconstructed, while its frequency is stepwise converted. This phenomenon has direct analogy with the effect of ’quantum bouncing’ known for cold atoms.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 28, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2007
Published: October 19, 2007

A. V. Gorbach and D. V. Skryabin, "Bouncing of a dispersive pulse on an accelerating soliton and stepwise frequency conversion in optical fibers," Opt. Express 15, 14560-14565 (2007)

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