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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 19 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: 17973–17978

Midinfrared optical rogue waves in soft glass photonic crystal fiber

Daniel Buccoliero, Henrik Steffensen, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Tanya M. Monro, and Ole Bang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 19, pp. 17973-17978 (2011)

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We investigate numerically the formation of extreme events or rogue waves in soft glass tellurite fibers and demonstrate that optical loss drastically diminishes shot-to-shot fluctuations characteristic of picosecond pumped supercontinuum (SC). When loss is neglected these fluctuations include extreme events such as formation of highly energetic pulses located at the red end of the spectrum and we obtain right-skewed heavy-tailed distributions characteristic of extreme events statistics. On the other hand, when loss is included bandwidth fluctuations follow Gaussian-like statistical distributions. Our results thus implicitly show that rogue waves will not occur in any SC spectrum that is limited by loss, such as commercial silica fiber based SC sources.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2011
Published: August 29, 2011

Daniel Buccoliero, Henrik Steffensen, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Tanya M. Monro, and Ole Bang, "Midinfrared optical rogue waves in soft glass photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 19, 17973-17978 (2011)

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