We discuss the conditions for the formation, switching, and spatial instability of solitary waves with helical evolution of the polarization in optical fibers with periodic birefringence.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
A. B. Aceves and S. Wabnitz, "Switching dynamics of helical solitons in a periodically twisted birefringent fiber filter," Opt. Lett. 17, 25-27 (1992)