Theory and experiments show that the nonlinear development of the modulational polarization instability of an intense light beam in a normally dispersive, low-birefringence optical fiber leads to ultrashort dark-soliton-like trains with repetition rates in the terahertz range in the polarization orthogonal to the pump.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
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(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
G. Millot, E. Seve, S. Wabnitz, and M. Haelterman, "Dark-soliton-like pulse-train generation from induced modulational polarization instability in a birefringent fiber," Opt. Lett. 23, 511-513 (1998)