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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1995
  • pp: 2165–2167

Distortion of self-induced-transparency solitons as a result of self-phase modulation in ion-doped fibers

Victor V. Kozlov and Évald E. Fradkin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 2165-2167 (1995)

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The temporal envelope profile and the phase of a steady-state pulse propagating through a resonant medium in the presence of nonresonant nonlinearity are derived. The formation of solitonlike pulses takes place as a result of the balance of the self-phase modulation generated by nonresonant nonlinearity and the nonlinear resonant group-velocity dispersion induced by the self-induced-transparency effect in a resonant medium. Self-phase-modulation action leads to distortion of the pulse when its power and inverse duration exceed the critical values Pcr and τ cr - 1. We show the destructive role of self-phase modulation in the case of self-induced-transparency pulse generation in a laser with erbium-doped fiber as an intracavity coherent absorber.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 21, 1995
Published: November 1, 1995

Victor V. Kozlov and Évald E. Fradkin, "Distortion of self-induced-transparency solitons as a result of self-phase modulation in ion-doped fibers," Opt. Lett. 20, 2165-2167 (1995)

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