Title

Spatiotemporal dynamics of multimode optical solitons

Authors

Authors

L. G. Wright; W. H. Renninger; D. N. Christodoulides;F. W. Wise

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

GRADED-INDEX MATERIALS; SELF-FREQUENCY SHIFT; MODE-AREA FIBERS; PULSE-PROPAGATION; CERENKOV RADIATION; ULTRASHORT PULSES; KERR; NONLINEARITY; SUPERCONTINUUM; TRANSMISSION; CONFINEMENT; Optics

Abstract

As optical fiber communications and fiber lasers approach fundamental limits there is considerable interest in multimode fibers. In nonlinear science, they represent an exciting environment for complex nonlinear waves. As in single-mode fiber, solitons may be particularly important. Multimode solitons consist of synchronized, non-dispersive pulses in multiple spatial modes, which interact via the Kerr nonlinearity of the fiber. They are expected to exhibit novel spatiotemporal characteristics, dynamics and, like single-mode solitons, may provide a convenient intuitive tool for understanding more complex nonlinear phenomena in multimode fibers. Here we explore experimentally and numerically basic properties and spatiotemporal behaviors of these solitons: their formation, fission, and Raman dynamics. (C) 2015 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

23

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3492

Last Page

3506

WOS Identifier

WOS:000349688800161

ISSN

1094-4087

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