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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1938–1948

Beneficial impact of wave-breaking for coherent continuum formation in normally dispersive nonlinear fibers

Christophe Finot, Bertrand Kibler, Lionel Provost, and Stefan Wabnitz  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 11, pp. 1938-1948 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.001938


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Abstract

We study the evolution of a pulse propagating in a normally dispersive fiber in the presence of Kerr nonlinearity. We review the temporal and spectral impact of optical wave-breaking in the development of a continuum. The impact of linear losses or gain is also investigated.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 1, 2008
Published: October 31, 2008

Citation
Christophe Finot, Bertrand Kibler, Lionel Provost, and Stefan Wabnitz, "Beneficial impact of wave-breaking for coherent continuum formation in normally dispersive nonlinear fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1938-1948 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-11-1938

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