Abstract

The problem of optical soliton propagation in the presence of a stochastic perturbation is considered. Two distinct types of stochasticity are distinguished, termed inhomogeneous and homogeneous. For the latter, the appropriate evolution equations for the soliton parameters (the amplitude η and velocity κ) are derived. These are shown to be of the multiplicative Langevin type and are then briefly discussed. Comparison is made with similar studies elsewhere.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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