In this work, we study numerically the influence of wavelength-dependent loss on the generation of dispersive waves (DWs) in nonlinear fiber. This kind of loss can be obtained, for instance, by the acousto-optic effect in fiber optics. We show that this loss lowers DW frequency in an opposite way that the Raman effect does. Also, we see that the Raman effect does not change the DW frequency too much when wavelength-dependent loss is included. Finally, we show that the DW frequency is not practically affected by fiber length.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: July 31, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 29, 2012
Published: October 22, 2012
Rodrigo Acuna Herrera, "Influence of wavelength-dependent-loss on dispersive wave in nonlinear optical fibers," Appl. Opt. 51, 7434-7436 (2012)