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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2889–2897

Frequency-dissymmetric parametric sideband generation in a microstructured fiber

Margaux Barbier, Philippe Leproux, Philippe Roy, and Philippe Delaye  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 11, pp. 2889-2897 (2013)

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We experimentally demonstrate the nonlinear generation of frequency-dissymmetric sidebands by injecting picosecond pump pulses inside the fundamental mode of a silica-core photonic crystal fiber in its normal dispersion regime. A systematic analysis highlights the fact that this phenomenon is based on the combination of the two major nonlinear effects occurring inside the fiber: self-phase modulation and degenerate four-wave mixing.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2013
Published: October 15, 2013

Margaux Barbier, Philippe Leproux, Philippe Roy, and Philippe Delaye, "Frequency-dissymmetric parametric sideband generation in a microstructured fiber," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2889-2897 (2013)

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