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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1763–1768

Supercontinuum generation in liquid-filled photonic crystal fiber with slow nonlinear response

R. Vasantha Jayakantha Raja, Anton Husakou, Joachim Hermann, and K. Porsezian  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 9, pp. 1763-1768 (2010)

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We theoretically investigate the nonlinear propagation of femtosecond pulses in liquid-core photonic crystal fibers filled with CS 2 . The effect of slow nonlinearity due to reorientational contribution of liquid molecules on broadband supercontinuum generation in the femtosecond regime is studied using an appropriately modified nonlinear Schrödinger equation. To analyze the quality of the pulse, we perform the stability analysis and study coherence of supercontinuum pulse numerically. We show that the response of the slow nonlinearity not only enhances broadening of the pulse and changes the dynamics of the generated solitons, but also increases coherence of the pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2010
Published: August 12, 2010

R. Vasantha Jayakantha Raja, Anton Husakou, Joachim Hermann, and K. Porsezian, "Supercontinuum generation in liquid-filled photonic crystal fiber with slow nonlinear response," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1763-1768 (2010)

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