Effects of randomly varying birefringence on soliton interactions in optical fibers

Ping Kong Alexander Wai, C. R. Menyuk, H. H. Chen

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Abstract

The effects of randomly varying birefringence on soliton interactions in optical fibers are studied. It is shown that for initial separations of less than 10 pulse widths, the phase-dependent short-range interaction dominates. For separations larger than 10 pulse widths, the soliton interacts through the dispersive radiation that they generate. This interaction is too weak to explain the phase-independent long-range soliton interaction observed experimentally.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1735-1737
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume16
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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