Raman solitons in waveguides with simultaneous quadratic and Kerr nonlinearities

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We analyze Raman-induced self-frequency shift in two-component solitons supported by both quadratic and cubic nonlinearities. Treating Raman terms as a perturbation, we derive expressions for soliton velocity and frequency shifts of the fundamental frequency and second-harmonic soliton components. We find these predictions compare well with simulations of soliton propagation. We also show that Raman shift can cause two-component solitons to approach the boundary of their own existence and subsequently trigger soliton instabilities. In some cases these instabilities are accompanied by an almost complete transfer of power to the second harmonic and emergence of a single-component Kerr solitonic pulse.
Original languageEnglish
Article number023523
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2020


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