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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2002
  • pp: 448–453

Chirp-induced splitting of pulses in optical fibers

Lukasz Helczynski, Dan Anderson, Björn Hall, Mietek Lisak, and Henrik Sunnerud  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 448-453 (2002)

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An investigation is made of the effects of initial or dynamically induced chirping on the linear propagation characteristics of pulses in optical fibers. It is shown that under certain conditions the chirping will give rise to a splitting of the initial pulse into two separating subpulses. The necessary conditions for pulse splitting to occur are established analytically and corroborated by numerical computations.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping

Lukasz Helczynski, Dan Anderson, Björn Hall, Mietek Lisak, and Henrik Sunnerud, "Chirp-induced splitting of pulses in optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 448-453 (2002)

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