Optical solitary waves induced by cross-phase modulation

S. Trillo, E. M. Wright, G. I. Stegeman, S. Wabnitz

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We show that an optical pulse can propagate undistorted as a bright solitary wave in the normal dispersion regime when it couples through cross-phase modulation to a dark pulse in the anomalous dispersion regime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)871-873
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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