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Spatial and temporal soliton attractors in new polymeric waveguides
Author(s): Vladmir N. Serkin
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Paper Abstract

Dynamics of optical soliton attractor described by the generalized NSE model including the cubic and fifth-order nonlinearly and two-photon absorption is investigated. In the spectral range of positive GVD high-order nonlinear terms and two-photon absorption change dramatically the physical picture of high intensity pulse self-action. Instead of well known self-spreading and wave-breaking effects, the intense and short peak is formed on the broad pedestal. The most important results obtained in the numerical experiments are connected with soliton attractor forming in the negative GVD region. One can see that the strong nucleation of multi-soliton pulses creates the possibility to generate a new soliton-like high-energy pulse. An optical soliton attractor can be produced in a thin organic film waveguides by injecting a train of mode- locked laser pulses with the appropriate amplitudes and phases. The dynamics of soliton attractors forming in this case is strongly depends on the relative phases of interacting solitons. As follows from our computational modeling there exists the possibility to discover spatial and temporal soliton attractors in strongly nonlinear optical waveguides.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3927, Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation II, (14 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382056
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Vladmir N. Serkin, Benemerita Univ. Autonoma de Puebla (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3927:
Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation II
Yehuda B. Band, Editor(s)

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