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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 3 — Feb. 7, 2005
  • pp: 998–1007

Interaction of supercontinuum and Raman solitons with microstructure fiber gratings

Yufeng Li, F. Cedric Salisbury, Zhaoming Zhu, Thomas G. Brown, Paul S. Westbrook, Kenneth S. Feder, and Robert S. Windeler  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 3, pp. 998-1007 (2005)

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We investigate the interaction of visible supercontinuum light with fiber Bragg gratings that are UV-written in a birefringent air-silica microstructure fiber. Spectral enhancements near the grating resonance are observed, and their variations are studied by adjusting the power level and polarization of input pulses. With weak input pulses (<0.5nJ), individual Raman solitons are observed in the spectrum, and the grating generates a picosecond dispersive wave centered near its bandgap when a Raman soliton has both spatial and spectral overlap with the grating resonance. Using the nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLSE) with a simplified model of the grating dispersion, our numerical modeling reproduces the salient features of this enhancement, and shows the important role played by grating dispersion outside the bandgap.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: December 23, 2004
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2005
Published: February 7, 2005

Yufeng Li, F. Salisbury, Zhaoming Zhu, Thomas Brown, Paul Westbrook, Kenneth Feder, and Robert Windeler, "Interaction of supercontinuum and Raman solitons with microstructure fiber gratings," Opt. Express 13, 998-1007 (2005)

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