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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2059–2065

Effects of fourth-order fiber dispersion on ultrashort parabolic optical pulses in the normal dispersion regime

Brandon G. Bale, Sonia Boscolo, Kamal Hammani, and Christophe Finot  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 9, pp. 2059-2065 (2011)

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We propose a new method for the generation of both triangular-shaped optical pulses and flat-top, coherent supercontinuum spectra using the effect of fourth-order dispersion on parabolic pulses in a passive, normally dispersive highly nonlinear fiber. The pulse reshaping process is described qualitatively and is compared to numerical simulations.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2011
Published: August 1, 2011

Brandon G. Bale, Sonia Boscolo, Kamal Hammani, and Christophe Finot, "Effects of fourth-order fiber dispersion on ultrashort parabolic optical pulses in the normal dispersion regime," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2059-2065 (2011)

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