Abbreviated Journal Title
GRADED-INDEX MATERIALS; SELF-FREQUENCY SHIFT; MODE-AREA FIBERS; PULSE-PROPAGATION; CERENKOV RADIATION; ULTRASHORT PULSES; KERR; NONLINEARITY; SUPERCONTINUUM; TRANSMISSION; CONFINEMENT; Optics
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.
Wright, Logan G.; Renninger, William H.; Christodoulides, Demetrios N.; and Wise, Frank W., "Spatiotemporal dynamics of multimode optical solitons" (2015). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6880.