We present the experimental observation of generation of vector dark-soliton pulse trains with terahertz repetition rates in the normal dispersion regime of an optical fiber. The polarization solitons build up from induced cross-phase modulation instability of two orthogonal pumps in a highly birefringent fiber.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
E. Seve, G. Millot, and S. Wabnitz, "Buildup of terahertz vector dark-soliton trains from induced modulation instability in highly birefringent optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 23, 1829-1831 (1998)