We report the discovery of temporal and spectral self-shifts of dark optical solitons propagating in single-mode fibers. These shifts become increasingly pronounced as the intensity and the fiber length are increased. We show that our data are in quantitative agreement with numerical solutions to a modified nonlinear Schrödinger equation that includes the Raman contribution to the nonlinear refractive index.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
A. M. Weiner, R. N. Thurston, W. J. Tomlinson, J. P. Heritage, D. E. Leaird, E. M. Kirschner, and R. J. Hawkins, "Temporal and spectral self-shifts of dark optical solitons," Opt. Lett. 14, 868-870 (1989)