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Interactions of bound multiple solitons in strongly birefringent fibers

Chbat, Michel W. and Menyuk, Curtis R. and Glesk, Ivan and Prucnal, Paul R. (1995) Interactions of bound multiple solitons in strongly birefringent fibers. Optics Letters, 20 (3). pp. 258-260. ISSN 0146-9592

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The interaction of bound multiple solitons generated by two orthogonally polarized high-amplitude pulses is experimentally studied in a strongly birefringent fiber. The results in the presence of strong birefringence show that the initial conditions rapidly evolve into solitonlike structures whose overall motion depends on a finite set of effective degrees of freedom over a long and finite length.