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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 7771–7783

Slow vector optical solitons in a cold five-level hyper V-type atomic system

Liu-Gang Si, Wen-Xing Yang, Ji-Bing Liu, Jin Li, and Xiaoxue Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 7771-7783 (2009)

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A new scheme of five-level hyper V-type atomic system is proposed with the aim of generating slow temporal vector optical solitons. Two transitions in the five-level atomic medium independently interact with the two orthogonally polarized components of a low intensity linear-polarized pulsed probe field, while two other transitions are driven by control laser fields. We demonstrate that various distortion-free slow temporal vector optical solitons, such as bright-bright, bright-dark, dark-bright and dark-dark vector solitons, can be evolved from the probe field. Besides, we also show that the modified Hubbard model that includes the Manakov system may be realized by adjusting the corresponding self- (cross-) phase modulation and dispersion effects of this system.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.7490) Physical optics : Zeeman effect

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2009
Published: April 27, 2009

Liu-Gang Si, Wen-Xing Yang, Ji-Bing Liu, Jin Li, and Xiaoxue Yang, "Slow vector optical solitons in a cold five-level hyper V-type atomic system," Opt. Express 17, 7771-7783 (2009)

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