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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 15 — Jul. 25, 2005
  • pp: 5825–5830

Interaction between optical parabolic pulses in a Raman fiber amplifier

Christophe Finot and Guy Millot  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 15, pp. 5825-5830 (2005)

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We investigate the interaction between optical parabolic pulses in a Raman fiber amplifier. Self-similar amplification of two identical time-delayed pulses creates an oscillation which further evolves into a train of dark solitons through the combined effects of non-linearity, normal dispersion and adiabatic Raman gain. Theoretical predictions are in good agreement with experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

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Original Manuscript: June 23, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2005
Published: July 25, 2005

Christophe Finot and Guy Millot, "Interaction between optical parabolic pulses in a Raman fiber amplifier," Opt. Express 13, 5825-5830 (2005)

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