Generation of solitons in a nonlinear periodic medium

Year: 1992

Authors: Aceves A. B., De Angelis C., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131; Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via B. Castiglione 59, 00142 Rome, Italy

Abstract: We derive a simple analytical expression for the modulational instability of two counterpropagating waves in a periodic nonlinear structure. Numerical studies reveal that the nonlinear development of this instability leads to time-recurrent energy storage in the form of steady solitons and to soliton train emission from both ends of the filter.

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 17 (22)      Pages from: 1566  to: 1568

KeyWords: Nonlinear Optics
DOI: 10.1364/OL.17.001566

Citations: 31
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