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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 306–308

High-order dispersion stabilizes dark dissipative solitons in all-fiber cavities

Mustapha Tlidi and Lendert Gelens  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 3, pp. 306-308 (2010)

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Near a zero-dispersion wavelength, high-order dispersion effects play a central role in a photonic crystal fiber cavity. The study of such effects reveals the existence of stable dissipative dark solitons in the anomalous dispersion regime. Such dark localized structures are not present without high-order dispersion. They consist of dips in the profile of the intensity field. The number of dips and their temporal distribution are determined by the initial conditions. A snaking bifurcation diagram associated with these solutions is constructed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 23, 2009
Published: January 22, 2010

Mustapha Tlidi and Lendert Gelens, "High-order dispersion stabilizes dark dissipative solitons in all-fiber cavities," Opt. Lett. 35, 306-308 (2010)

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