Wavelength-dependent soliton self-routing in birefringent fiber filters
Authors: Wabnitz S., Trillo S., Wright E.M., Stegeman G.I.
Autors Affiliation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via Baldassarre Castiglione 59, Rome, 00142, Italy; Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721, United States
Abstract: We predict the formation and the resonant coupling of a new type of optical solitary wave orthogonal that swings between polarizations in a periodically twisted birefringent fiber filter. We point out the potential of these solitons for all-optical switching applications. In particular, power-dependent tuning of the Bragg resonance conditionmay lead to optically controlled wavelengthdemultiplexing of whole soliton pulses. The Raman ef- fect may inhibit the polarization coupling for femtosecond pulses. However, we find that the twisting solitons may be still be formed for input-pulse widths as short as 20 fsec.
Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B: OPTICAL PHYSICS
Volume: 8 (3) Pages from: 602 to: 613
KeyWords: Nonlinear directional-couplers; Optical fibers; Polarization InstabilityDOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.8.000602Citations: 30data 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