Blue self-frequency shift of slow solitons and radiation locking in a line-defect waveguide

Pierre Colman, S. Combrié, G. Lehoucq, A. De Rossi, S. Trillo

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We investigate experimentally resonant radiation processes driven by slow solitons in a dispersion-engineered photonic crystal waveguide in a regime virtually free of dissipative nonlinear processes (two-photon absorption and Raman scattering). Strong (30% energy conversion) Cherenkov-like radiation accompanied by the blue self-frequency shift of the soliton is observed close to the zero dispersion point, and is explained in terms of the soliton-radiation locking of the velocity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)093901
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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