The propagation of nonlinear optical pulses in fibers is discussed, taking into account physical effects arising from nonlinearity, dispersion, and transverse confinement. The wave equation is solved by treating the radial dependence of the field in an exact way. The conditions supporting bright solitary waves are presented and compared with previous results.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 22, 1983
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 1984
Published: June 1, 1984
D. N. Christodoulides and R. I. Joseph, "Exact radial dependence of the field in a nonlinear dispersive dielectric fiber: bright pulse solutions," Opt. Lett. 9, 229-231 (1984)