We show analytically and numerically that parabolic pulses and similaritons are not always synonyms and that a self-phase modulation amplification regime precedes the self-similar evolution. Properties of the recompressed pulses after SPM amplification are investigated.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
C. Finot, F. Parmigiani, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, "Parabolic Pulse Evolution in Normally Dispersive Fiber Amplifiers Preceding the Similariton Formation Regime," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThR5.
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