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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1887–1893

Initial steps of supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers

Karen Marie Hilligsøe, Henrik Nørgaard Paulsen, Jan Thøgersen, Søren Rud Keiding, and Jakob Juul Larsen  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 1887-1893 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.20.001887


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Abstract

The onset of supercontinuum generation in a photonic crystal fiber is investigated experimentally and numerically as a function of pump wavelength and intensity with 100-fs pulses. Soliton formation is found to be the determining factor in the initial step. The formation and behavior of a blueshifted, nonsolitonic component, emitted as the soliton evolves towards the stable regime, is investigated and the role of phase matching through higher-order dispersion is highlighted. Good agreement between experiments and simulations is obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

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Karen Marie Hilligsøe, Henrik Nørgaard Paulsen, Jan Thøgersen, Søren Rud Keiding, and Jakob Juul Larsen, "Initial steps of supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1887-1893 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-20-9-1887

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