Accession Number : ADP007624

Title :   Spatial Dark Solitons,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Swartzlander, G. A. ; Andersen, D. R. ; Kaplan, A. E.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Dark solitons have provoked much interest since they were first shown to be particular solutions of the two-dimensional (1+1)-D nonlinear Schrodinger equation (NSE) with a negative (self-defocusing type) nonlinear coefficient n2. So far, only (1+1)-D temporal dark solitons (intensity minimums propagating along a nonlinear fiber on a quasi-cw bright background) have been observed experimentally.

Descriptors :   *SOLITONS, *FIBER OPTICS, COEFFICIENTS, SYMPOSIA, SCHRODINGER EQUATION, FOCUSING, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE