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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1961–1967

Nonlinear pulse compression in optical fibers: scaling laws and numerical analysis

Chia-Ming Chen and Paul L. Kelley  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 1961-1967 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.19.001961


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Abstract

With a simple model, scaling laws are obtained for self-compression in the limit of a large soliton number. Numerical results for Gaussian and hyperbolic-secant initial pulse shapes and various initial amplitudes are used to verify the approximate analytic result and to determine accurate scaling constants. Self-decompression (self-dispersion) is also treated in the same fashion.

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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
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

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Chia-Ming Chen and Paul L. Kelley, "Nonlinear pulse compression in optical fibers: scaling laws and numerical analysis," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1961-1967 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-19-9-1961


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