We present a new method to create a coupled waveguide array via tapering a multi-core telecommunications fiber. This device exhibits the novel physics associated with coupled waveguide arrays: discrete self-focusing and nonlinear pulse chopping.
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D. D. Hudson, T. Büttner, E. C. Mägi, A. Casas Bedoya, T. Taunay, and B. J. Eggleton, "Multi-core, tapered fiber for nonlinear pulse reshaping," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper QM3E.5.
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