Equivalent Hamiltonian dynamics are derived for solitons propagating in a weakly birefringent nonlinear optical fiber. From the simplified equations, these pulses are shown to undergo a rotation of polrization driven by a cross-phase modulation. Analogous to previous results for dispersionless waves, an amplitude-dependent criterion for the onset of birefringence-induced instabilities is also determined.
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