Abstract

An approximate treatment of solitons (nonlinear pulses) in inhomogeneous waveguides is presented. We find that, for slowly varying inhomogeneity, both bright and dark solitons are supported by waveguides. These solitons acquire a time-dependent velocity and acceleration but otherwise propagate through the waveguide without changing shape.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Theory of nonlinear pulse propagation in optical waveguides

Bernard Bendow, Peter D. Gianino, Narkis Tzoar, and Manoj Jain
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 70(5) 539-546 (1980)

Theory of continuous-wave beam propagation in nonlinear optical waveguides

Bernard Bendow, Peter D. Gianino, and Narkis Tzoar
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 71(6) 656-663 (1981)

Solitons in regular and random split-step systems

Rodislav Driben, Boris A. Malomed, and Pak L. Chu
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20(11) 2338-2348 (2003)

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

Equations (21)

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