Soliton switching in nonlinear couplers
Authors: Romagnoli M., Trillo S., Wabnitz S.
Autors Affiliation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via B. Castiglione 59, Rome, 00142, Italy
Abstract: We present a theoretical overview of soliton switching phenomena in two-mode nonlinear couplers. By complementing numerical studies with perturbative or exact solitary wave solutions, one finds that nonlinear Schrödinger or sine-Gordon solitons tend to maintain their identity in the coupled systems. Moreover, the coupling itself may originate novel vector solitary waves, such as gap solitons in periodic media. The switching dynamics in the presence of dissipative perturbations such as linear gain or intrapulse Raman scattering is also discussed.
Journal/Review: OPTICAL AND QUANTUM ELECTRONICS
Volume: 24 (11) Pages from: S1267 to: S1267
KeyWords: Birefringent optical fibers; Polarization instability; Pulse-propagationDOI: 10.1007/BF00624672