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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Sep. 14, 2009
  • pp: 17010–17015

Observation of extreme temporal events in CW-pumped supercontinuum

A. Mussot, A. Kudlinski, M. Kolobov, E. Louvergneaux, M. Douay, and M. Taki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 17010-17015 (2009)

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We study experimentally and numerically the temporal features of supercontinuum generated with a continuous-wave ytterbium-doped fiber laser. We show that the temporal output of the supercontinuum is characterized by strong and brief power fluctuations, i.e. so-called optical rogue waves. We demonstrate numerically that these rare and strong events that appear and disappear from nowhere result from solitonic collisions.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 30, 2009
Published: September 9, 2009

A. Mussot, A. Kudlinski, M. Kolobov, E. Louvergneaux, M. Douay, and M. Taki, "Observation of extreme temporal events
in CW-pumped supercontinuum," Opt. Express 17, 17010-17015 (2009)

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