The Optical Kerr Effect in Fibers
It has become evident in the last ten years that a single-mode fiber constitutes the ideal medium for observing nonlinear optical effects in silica, in that it is able to provide an almost lossless diffraction-free long interaction medium over a wide range of wavelengths. This circumstance, besides allowing one to perform with relative ease nonlinear optics experiments which would have otherwise required, in bulk media, the use of high-intensity laser sources, has offered to people working in the field of telecommunications the possibility of conceiving new kinds of optical devices (and has been, sometimes, a source of detrimental side effects).
KeywordsSoliton Solution Nonlinear Refractive Index Nonlinear Propagation Chromatic Dispersion Nonlinear Polarization
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