Abstract

We show the possibility of generating ultraslow temporal vector optical solitons in a cold lifetime-broadened four-level tripod atomic medium under Raman excitation. We demonstrate that the two orthogonally polarized components of the low-intensity signal field can evolve into various distortion-free temporal vector optical solitons, such as bright–bright vector solitons with ultraslow group velocity. These results are produced from the balance of self- and cross-phase modulation effects and dispersion. We also show that Manakov temporal vector solitons may be realized by adjusting the corresponding self- and cross-phase modulation and dispersion effects of our system.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Spatial Thirring-type solitons via electromagnetically induced transparency

Inbal Friedler, Gershon Kurizki, Oren Cohen, and Mordechai Segev
Opt. Lett. 30(24) 3374-3376 (2005)

Superluminal solitons in a Λ-type atomic system with two-folded levels

Dingan Han, Yaguang Zeng, Weicheng Chen, Hong Lu, and Chunqing Huang
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24(9) 2244-2248 (2007)

Fifth-order nonlinearity and 3-qubit phase gate in a five-level tripod atomic system

Pengbo Li, Ying Gu, Lijun Wang, and Qihuang Gong
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(4) 504-512 (2008)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (56)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription