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)