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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3183–3191

Modeling of nonlinear propagation in fiber tapers

Jesper Lægsgaard  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 3183-3191 (2012)

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A full-vectorial nonlinear propagation equation for short pulses in tapered optical fibers is developed. Specific emphasis is placed on the importance of the field normalization convention for the structure of the equations, and the interpretation of the resulting field amplitudes. Different numerical schemes for interpolation of fiber parameters along the taper are discussed and tested in numerical simulations on soliton propagation and generation of continuum radiation in short photonic-crystal fiber tapers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2012
Published: October 30, 2012

Jesper Lægsgaard, "Modeling of nonlinear propagation in fiber tapers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3183-3191 (2012)

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