Formation of a standing-light pulse through collision of gap solitons

William C.K. Mak*, Boris A. Malomed, Pak L. Chu

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Systematic studies of collisions between moving solitons in fiber gratings were performed. Various outcomes of the collision were identified, the most interesting one being merger of the solitons into a single zero-velocity pulse, which suggests a way tp create pulses of "standing light". Simulations of multiple collisions between two solitons in the fiber-loop configuration show that the largest initial velocity admitting the merger increases. Attractive local defects did not alter the overall picture. BG solitons efficiently slowed down by passing them through an apodized fiber grating with a gradually increasing value of the Bragg reflectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number026609
Pages (from-to)026609/1-026609/9
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number2 2
StatePublished - Aug 2003


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