Effective Kerr nonlinearity and two-color solitons in photonic band-gap fibers filled with a Raman active gas

Dmitry V Skryabin, Fabio Biancalana, D M Bird, Fetah Benabid

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Abstract

We predict a strong effective Kerr nonlinearity in hollow-core photonic crystal fibers filled with a Raman active gas which exceeds the intrinsic Kerr nonlinearity by 2 orders of magnitude. Two-color bright-bright and dark-bright solitons supported by this nonlinearity are found and the feasibility of their experimental observation is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number143907
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume93
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2004

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