Spatiotemporal solitons in dispersion-managed multimode fibers

Thawatchai Mayteevarunyoo, Boris A. Malomed, Dmitry Skryabin

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We develop the scheme of dispersion management (DM) for three-dimensional (3D) solitons in a multimode optical fiber. It is modeled by the parabolic confining potential acting in the transverse plane in combination with the cubic self-focusing. The DM map is adopted in the form of alternating segments with anomalous and normal group-velocity dispersion. Previously, temporal DM solitons were studied in detail in single-mode fibers, and some solutions for 2D spatiotemporal 'light bullets', stabilized by DM, were found in the model of a planar waveguide. By means of numerical methods, we demonstrate that stability of the 3D spatiotemporal solitons is determined by the usual DM-strength parameter, S: they are quasi-stable at $ S\lt S_{0}\approx 0.93$, and completely stable at $S\gt S_{0}$. Stable vortex solitons are constructed too. We also consider collisions between the 3D solitons, in both axial and transverse directions. The interactions are quasi-elastic, including periodic collisions between solitons which perform shuttle motion in the transverse plane.
Original languageEnglish
Article number015501
JournalJournal of Optics
Issue number1
Early online date11 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2021


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