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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1989
  • pp: 1011–1013

Soliton trapping in birefringent optical fibers

M. N. Islam, C. D. Poole, and J. P. Gordon  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 18, pp. 1011-1013 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.001011


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Abstract

We show experimentally the trapping of orthogonally polarized solitons in birefringent optical fibers with polarization dispersions as high as 90 psec/km. Solitons along two axes of a fiber compensate for the polarization dispersion by shifting their frequencies, and we observe frequency splitting up to 1.03 THz for a polarization dispersion of 80 psec/km. For a 20-m fiber the energy required to compensate for the polarization dispersion is ~84 pJ, and for a 76-m fiber the energy required reduces to ~64 pJ.

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History
Original Manuscript: May 12, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 1989
Published: September 15, 1989

Citation
M. N. Islam, C. D. Poole, and J. P. Gordon, "Soliton trapping in birefringent optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 14, 1011-1013 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-18-1011


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  3. J. P. Gordon, Opt. Lett. 11, 662 (1986). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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