Polarization dynamics for solitons in birefringent optical fibers

David J. Muraki*, William L. Kath

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-383
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 21 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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