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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 van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 484–492

Influence of two-photon absorption on soliton self-frequency shift

Henrik Steffensen, Christian Agger, and Ole Bang  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 484-492 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.000484


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Abstract

In this paper we develop an analytical model for the soliton self-frequency shift, which includes second- and third-order dispersion, self-steepening, the full Raman term, and, for the first time to our best knowledge, the effect of two-photon absorption (TPA). We show that TPA can have a significant effect on soliton dynamics in soft-glass materials such as chalcogenides, by severely depleting a soliton and thereby limiting the achievable redshift. Based on the model, we derive a nonlinear loss length after which the redshift is effectively halted by TPA, which proves to be a useful design tool.

© 2012 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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2011
Published: February 29, 2012

Citation
Henrik Steffensen, Christian Agger, and Ole Bang, "Influence of two-photon absorption on soliton self-frequency shift," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 484-492 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-29-3-484

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