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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2451–2458

Multi-peak-spectra generation with Cherenkov radiation in a non-uniform single mode fiber

F. R. Arteaga-Sierra, C. Milián, I. Torres-Gómez, M. Torres-Cisneros, A. Ferrando, and A. Dávila  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2451-2458 (2014)

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We propose, by means of numerical simulations, a simple method to design a non-uniform standard single mode fiber to generate spectral broadening in the form of “ad-hoc” chosen peaks from dispersive waves. The controlled multi-peak generation is possible by an on/off switch of Cherenkov radiation, achieved by tailoring the fiber dispersion when decreasing the cladding diameter by segments. The interplay between the fiber dispersion and the soliton self-frequency shift results in discrete peaks of efficiently emitted Cherenkov radiation from low order solitons, despite the small amount of energy contained in a pulse. These spectra are useful for applications that demand low power bell-shaped pulses at specific carrier wavelengths.

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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:
Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: December 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2014
Published: January 28, 2014

F. R. Arteaga-Sierra, C. Milián, I. Torres-Gómez, M. Torres-Cisneros, A. Ferrando, and A. Dávila, "Multi-peak-spectra generation with Cherenkov radiation in a non-uniform single mode fiber," Opt. Express 22, 2451-2458 (2014)

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