The influence of the significantly nonstationary Raman contribution to nonlinear susceptibility on the dynamics of femtosecond optical solitons interaction and decay is theoretically analyzed. The theoretical results are in good quantitative agreement with the recent experiments of Mitschke and Mollenauer [Opt. Lett. 11, 659 (1986); 12, 355 (1987)].
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 21, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 1990
Published: May 1, 1990
Vsevolod V. Afanasyev, Viktor A. Vysloukh, and Vladimir N. Serkin, "Decay and interaction of femtosecond optical solitons induced by the Raman self-scattering effect," Opt. Lett. 15, 489-491 (1990)