Phase detecting of solitons by mixing with a continuous-wave background in an optical fiber
Authors: Akhmediev N.N., Wabnitz S.
Autors Affiliation: Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721, United States; Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via Baldassarre Castiglione 59, Rome, 00142, Italy; F V Lukin Research and Development Institute of Physical Problems, Zelenograd, Moscow, 103460, Russian Federation
Abstract: Whenever a bright soliton is superimposed onto a much longer pulse or a continuous wave optical at the input of an fiber, its nonlinear propagation in the anomalous dispersion regime of the fiber critically depends on the relative phase at input of the two pulses. Whenever the relative phase between the pulses is in the range [-p/2, p/2], a stable solitonlike waveform is formed. Otherwise the soliton pulse rapidly decays into dispersive waves. We describe the potential of this effect for coherent-phase detection of solitons, optical-pulse compres- sion, and all-optical switching. We also discuss the influence on the propagation of solitons plus a background of perturbations such as modulational instability and the Raman self-scattering effect.
Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B: OPTICAL PHYSICS
Volume: 9 (2) Pages from: 236 to: 242
KeyWords: Disperisive dielectric fibers; Self-frequency shiftDOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.9.000236Citations: 37data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2023-09-24References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here