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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1993
  • pp: 1999–2001

Effect of the detailed Raman cross section on soliton evolution

Raymond J. Hawkins and Curtis R. Menyuk  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 1999-2001 (1993)

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The effect of the detailed Raman cross section on the evolution of ultrashort solitons is considered. It is shown that the gain contribution leads to the self-frequency shift, whereas the phase contribution, which is usually determined by use of the Kramers–Kronig relations, has little visible effect. This result is consistent with the hypothesis that solitons are robust in the presence of Hamiltonian deformations.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 4, 1993
Published: December 1, 1993

Raymond J. Hawkins and Curtis R. Menyuk, "Effect of the detailed Raman cross section on soliton evolution," Opt. Lett. 18, 1999-2001 (1993)

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