Self-splitting of multisoliton bound states in planar Kerr waveguides

A. Suryanto, Embrecht W.C. van Groesen

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    We address the phenomenon of self-splitting of N-soliton bound states into their individual soliton constituents in a planar Kerr medium with a waveguide that has a triangular linear refractive index. The splitting is due to the fact that each soliton component experiences different change of propagation angle which is driven by the potential introduced by the refractive index variation and the soliton amplitude. Our numerical simulations show that the break up only disturbs the propagation angle of each single soliton constituent but not its amplitude
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)264-274
    Number of pages11
    JournalOptics communications
    Issue number500-266/2
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2006


    • EWI-8864
    • METIS-237842
    • Kerr medium (Modified-) nonlinear Schrödinger equation Self-splitting Multisoliton bound state (higher-order soliton) Zakharov-Shabat eigenvalue
    • IR-57654

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