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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 112–114

Peregrine soliton generation and breakup in standard telecommunications fiber

Kamal Hammani, Bertrand Kibler, Christophe Finot, Philippe Morin, Julien Fatome, John M. Dudley, and Guy Millot  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 112-114 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000112


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Abstract

We present experimental and numerical results showing the generation and breakup of the Peregrine soliton in standard telecommunications fiber. The impact of nonideal initial conditions is studied through direct cutback measurements of the longitudinal evolution of the emerging soliton dynamics and is shown to be associated with the splitting of the Peregrine soliton into two subpulses, with each subpulse itself exhibiting Peregrine soliton characteristics. Experimental results are in good agreement with simulations.

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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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2010
Published: January 5, 2011

Citation
Kamal Hammani, Bertrand Kibler, Christophe Finot, Philippe Morin, Julien Fatome, John M. Dudley, and Guy Millot, "Peregrine soliton generation and breakup in standard telecommunications fiber," Opt. Lett. 36, 112-114 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-2-112

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