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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 14778–14787

Validation of input-noise model for simulations of supercontinuum generation and rogue waves

Michael H. Frosz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 14778-14787 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.014778


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Abstract

A new model of pump noise in supercontinuum and rogue wave generation is presented. Simulations are compared with experiments and show that the new model provides significantly better agreement than the currently ubiquitously used one-photon-per-mode model. The new model also allows for a study of the influence of the pump spectral line width on the spectral broadening mechanisms. Specifically, it is found that for four-wave mixing (FWM) a narrow spectral line width (≲ 0.1 nm) initially leads to a build-up of FWM from quantum noise, whereas a broad spectral line width (≳ 1 nm) initially leads to a gradual broadening of the pump spectrum. Since the new model provides better agreement with experiments and is still simple to implement, it is particularly important that it is used for future studies of the statistical properties of nonlinear spectral broadening, such as the formation of rogue waves.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2010
Published: June 25, 2010

Citation
Michael H. Frosz, "Validation of input-noise model for simulations of supercontinuum generation and rogue waves," Opt. Express 18, 14778-14787 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-14778


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