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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1988
  • pp: 392–394

Fission of optical solitons induced by stimulated Raman effect

Kuochou Tai, Akira Hasegawa, and Naoaki Bekki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 392-394 (1988)

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Fission of optical solitons in a glass fiber induced by the stimulated Raman effect is demonstrated by a theory, simulations, and experiments. The solitons born by fission retain the amplitudes predicted by inverse-scattering calculations. For n = 2 solitons, fission occurs within a distance of 15 km for an initial pulse width of 10 psec.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 20, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 1988
Published: May 1, 1988

Kuochou Tai, Naoaki Bekki, and Akira Hasegawa, "Fission of optical solitons induced by stimulated Raman effect," Opt. Lett. 13, 392-394 (1988)

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