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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 4 — Feb. 19, 2007
  • pp: 1653–1662

Bound soliton pairs in photonic crystal fiber

A. Podlipensky, P. Szarniak, N. Y. Joly, C. G. Poulton, and P.St.J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 1653-1662 (2007)

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We demonstrate experimentally the formation and stable propagation of bound soliton pairs in a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber. The bound pairs occur at a particular power as the consequence of high-order soliton fission. They propagate over long distances with constant inter-soliton frequency and time separation. During propagation, the soliton self-frequency shift causes the central frequency of the pairs to move towards longer wavelength. The formation and characteristics of the bound soliton pairs are confirmed numerically. We believe this to be the first experimental observation of such bound soliton pairs.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2007
Published: February 19, 2007

A. Podlipensky, P. Szarniak, N. Y. Joly, C. G. Poulton, and P. St. J. Russell, "Bound soliton pairs in photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 15, 1653-1662 (2007)

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