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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25570–25582

Airy-soliton interactions in Kerr media

Amitay Rudnick and Dan M. Marom  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25570-25582 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.025570


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Abstract

We investigate and analyze temporal soliton interactions with a dispersive truncated Airy pulse traveling in a nonlinear fiber at the same center wavelength (or frequency), via split step Fourier numerical simulation. Truncated Airy pulses, which remain self-similar during propagation and have a ballistic trajectory in the retarded time frame, can interact with a nearby soliton by its accelerating wavefront property. We find by tracking the fundamental parameters of the emergent soliton—time position, amplitude, phase and frequency—that they alter due to the primary collision with the Airy main lobe and the continuous co-propagation with the dispersed Airy background. These interactions are found to resemble coherent interactions when the initial time separation is small and incoherent at others. This is due to spectral content repositioning within the Airy pulse, changing the nature of interaction from coherent to incoherent. Following the collision, the soliton intensity oscillates as it relaxes. The initial parameters of the Airy pulse such as initial phase, amplitude and time position are varied to better understand the nature of the interactions.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2011
Published: November 30, 2011

Citation
Amitay Rudnick and Dan M. Marom, "Airy-soliton interactions in Kerr media," Opt. Express 19, 25570-25582 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-25-25570


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