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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1993
  • pp: 266–268

Optical soliton in graded-index waveguides

Railing Chang and Jyhpyng Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 266-268 (1993)

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We show that optical solitons in a broad spectral range can be excited by propagating an off-axis Gaussian beam in nonlinear graded-index (GRIN) waveguides. Owing to periodical variation of both the beam size and dispersion coefficient in GRIN waveguides, the solitons belong to a newly discovered class called guiding-center solitons. In planar GRIN waveguides, solitons may be arranged to interact in both the temporal and spatial domains, thus the waveguide may serve as a novel platform for soliton interactions.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 8, 1992
Published: February 15, 1993

Railing Chang and Jyhpyng Wang, "Optical soliton in graded-index waveguides," Opt. Lett. 18, 266-268 (1993)

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