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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 590–593

Spectral long-range interaction of temporal incoherent solitons

Gang Xu, Josselin Garnier, and Antonio Picozzi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 3, pp. 590-593 (2014)

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We study the interaction of temporal incoherent solitons sustained by a highly noninstantaneous (Raman-like) nonlinear response. The incoherent solitons exhibit a nonmutual interaction, which can be either attractive or repulsive depending on their relative initial distance. The analysis reveals that incoherent solitons exhibit a long-range interaction in frequency space, which is in contrast with the expected spectral short-range interaction described by the usual approach based on the Raman-like spectral gain curve. Both phenomena of anomalous interaction and spectral long-range behavior of incoherent solitons are described in detail by a long-range Vlasov equation.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 2013
Published: January 27, 2014

Gang Xu, Josselin Garnier, and Antonio Picozzi, "Spectral long-range interaction of temporal incoherent solitons," Opt. Lett. 39, 590-593 (2014)

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