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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 5098–5101

Dark solitons in the presence of higher-order effects

Theodoros P. Horikis and Dimitrios J. Frantzeskakis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 23, pp. 5098-5101 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.005098


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Abstract

Dark soliton propagation is studied in the presence of higher-order effects, including third-order dispersion, self-steepening, linear/nonlinear gain/loss, and Raman scattering. It is found that for certain values of the parameters a stable evolution can exist for both the soliton and the relative continuous-wave background. Using a newly developed perturbation theory we show that the perturbing effects give rise to a shelf that accompanies the soliton in its propagation. Although, the stable solitons are not affected by the shelf it remains an integral part of the dynamics otherwise not considered so far in studies of higher-order nonlinear Schrödinger models.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2013
Published: November 25, 2013

Citation
Theodoros P. Horikis and Dimitrios J. Frantzeskakis, "Dark solitons in the presence of higher-order effects," Opt. Lett. 38, 5098-5101 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-23-5098


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