Raman Solitons and Raman spikes
Stimulated Raman scattering of a laser pump pulse seeded by a Stokes pulse generically leaves a two-level medium initially at rest in an excited state constituted of static solitons and radiation. The soliton birth manifests as sudden very large variations of the phase of the output pump pulse. This is proved by building the IST solution of SRS on the semi-line, which shows moreover that initial Stokes phase flips induce Raman spikes in the pump output also for short pulse experiments.
- Pub Date:
- March 1997
- Nonlinear Sciences - Exactly Solvable and Integrable Systems
- RevTex file, 4 pages