Spatial Vector Solitons in Nonlinear Photonic Crystal Fibers

  title={Spatial Vector Solitons in Nonlinear Photonic Crystal Fibers},
  author={Jos{\'e} R. Salgueiro and Yuri S Kivshar and Dmitry E Pelinovsky and Ver{\'o}nica Sim{\'o}n and Humberto Michinel},
We study spatial vector solitons in a photonic crystal fiber (PCF) made of a material with the focusing Kerr nonlinearity. We show that such two-component localized nonlinear waves consist of two mutually trapped components confined by the PCF linear and the self-induced nonlinear refractive indices, and they bifurcate from the corresponding scalar solitons. We demonstrate that, in a sharp contrast with an entirely homogeneous nonlinear Kerr medium where both scalar and vector spatial solitons… CONTINUE READING