Radiative losses due to pulse interactions in birefringent nonlinear optical fibers

Noel F. Smyth, William L Kath

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The extension and application of hydbrid variational methods to the coupled nonlinear Schrodinger equations in the transient evolution of two-polarization pulses are presented. The pulses occured in a birefringent nonlinear optical fiber. The evolution was analyzed using a trial funciton consisting of coupled solitonlike pulses. The pulses consisted of varying parameters augmented by a radiative shelf in the Lagrangian formulation of the coupled equations. The method yielded ordinary differential equations for the pulse parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number036614
Pages (from-to)366141-366149
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number3 II
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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