This tutorial provides an overview of the basic physical mechanisms of supercontinuum generation. Progress in the field and novel physics linked to recently discovered soliton dynamics including optical rogue waves will be reviewed.
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(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation
G. Genty and J. M. Dudley, "Supercontinuum and solitons, what’s up?," in CLEO: 2014, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper SW1I.1.
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