Highly Noninstantaneous Solitons in Liquid-Core Photonic Crystal Fibers

Claudio Conti, Markus A. Schmidt, Philip St. J. Russell, Fabio Biancalana

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The nonlinear propagation of pulses in liquid-filled photonic crystal fibers is considered. Because of the slow reorientational nonlinearity of some molecular liquids, the nonlinear modes propagating inside such structures can be approximated, for pulse durations much shorter than the molecular relaxation time, by temporally highly nonlocal solitons, analytical solutions of a linear Schrodinger equation. The physical relevance of these novel solitons is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number263902
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2010


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