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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6134–6147

Dynamics of femtosecond supercontinuum generation in multimode fibers

Francesco Poletti and Peter Horak  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6134-6147 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.006134


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Abstract

We solve a system of generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equations to study the nonlinear dynamics of ultrashort pulse propagation in multimode fibers. Due to pulse walk-off, permanent intermodal power transfer between modes is observed even in absence of phase matching. The strength of intermodal effects is found to depend strongly on modal symmetries, which results in preferential coupling between the LP0n modes. The scaling of nonlinear multimode effects in large-core fibers for the generation of ultra-high power spectral density supercontinua is finally discussed.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2009
Published: April 1, 2009

Citation
Francesco Poletti and Peter Horak, "Dynamics of femtosecond supercontinuum generation in multimode fibers," Opt. Express 17, 6134-6147 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-8-6134


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