Abstract

Propagation of two orthogonally polarized time-delayed optical solitons in low-birefringence optical fiber is studied experimentally. We demonstrate soliton trapping and collisions and also the ability to control the separation and shape of soliton pulses by varying the power at the input of the fiber.

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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: PFL-2, fiber laser; VOA, variable optical attenuator; OSA, optical spectrum analyzer; PC, polarization controller; PM, powermeter; PM-fiber, polarization; maintaining fiber, Low Bi-fiber, low-birefringence fiber; AC, autocorrelator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output-pulse ACF: a, two orthogonally polarized time-delayed pulses at PM fiber output with 1-ps input; b, noncollision regime at low-birefringence fiber output with 6-ps 2.1-W input; c, collision regime at low-birefringence fiber output with 6-ps 3.5-W input.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Dependence of ACF FWHM on pulse peak power for one-input polarization pulses (open circles) and two time-delayed input orthogonally polarized pulses (filled circles).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectra of the initial laser pulse (dashed curve) and output pulse at orthogonal soliton collision power of 3.5 W (solid curve) on a linear vertical scale.

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