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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2567–2572

Pulse breaking and supercontinuum generation with 200-fs pump pulses in photonic crystal fibers

A. Ortigosa-Blanch, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 2567-2572 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.19.002567


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Abstract

We have carried out a detailed experimental study of the behavior of 200-fs pulses in highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber to elucidate the mechanisms for supercontinuum generation. To avoid unwanted polarization effects, our experiments were performed using polarization-maintaining fiber. The experimental evidence shows that, as in conventional fibers, Raman scattering leads to the breakup of higher-order solitons, which is accompanied by the generation of radiation at shorter wavelengths than the pump, leading eventually to an ultrabroad supercontinuum.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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A. Ortigosa-Blanch, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, "Pulse breaking and supercontinuum generation with 200-fs pump pulses in photonic crystal fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2567-2572 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-19-11-2567

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