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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1659–1661

Optical similaritons in nonlinear waveguides

Sergey A. Ponomarenko and Govind P. Agrawal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 12, pp. 1659-1661 (2007)

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We discover analytically an extensive family of optical similaritons, propagating inside graded-index nonlinear waveguide amplifiers. We show that there exists a one-to-one correspondence between these novel similaritons and standard solitons of the homogeneous nonlinear Schrödinger equation. We demonstrate that for certain inhomogeneity and gain profiles, the newly discovered similaritons turn into solitons over sufficiently long propagation distances.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 7, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2007
Published: June 5, 2007

Sergey A. Ponomarenko and Govind P. Agrawal, "Optical similaritons in nonlinear waveguides," Opt. Lett. 32, 1659-1661 (2007)

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