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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1191–1193

Observation of the breakup of a prechirped N-soliton in an optical fiber

D. Krylov, L. Leng, K. Bergman, Jared C. Bronski, and J. Nathan Kutz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 17, pp. 1191-1193 (1999)

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We present what is believed to be the first experimental evidence showing the breakup of a chirped N-soliton pulse into an ordered train of fundamental solitons, as predicted by theory. We also present numerical experiments that confirm this phenomenon. Implications for optical communications systems that use chirped pulses are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping

D. Krylov, L. Leng, K. Bergman, Jared C. Bronski, and J. Nathan Kutz, "Observation of the breakup of a prechirped N-soliton in an optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 24, 1191-1193 (1999)

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