Soliton annihilation and fusion from resonant inelastic collisions in birefringent optical fibers
Authors: Malomed B.A., Wabnitz S.
Autors Affiliation: P. P. Shirshov Institute for Oceanology, 23 Krasikov Street, Moscow, GSP-7, Russian Federation; Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via B. Castiglione 59, Rome, 00142, Italy; School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel
Abstract: We study the inelastic collisions between orthogonally polarized solitons in a birefringent optical fiber. We show that if the collision is sufficiently slow, one soliton may be destroyed by the other, or the two solitons may fuse into a breatherlike solitary pulse. We derive a simple analytical estimate for this soliton decay, based on a condition of spatial resonance between the two solitons, and confirm this prediction by numerical simulations. Breakup of colliding solitons with different polarizations may set a fundamental lower bound to the soliton time width in soliton transmissions.
Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS
Volume: 16 (18) Pages from: 1388 to: 1390
KeyWords: Logic gates; Propagarion; Amplitudes; StabilityDOI: 10.1364/OL.16.001388Citations: 45data 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