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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 18 — Sep. 5, 2005
  • pp: 6848–6855

Soliton-effect compression of supercontinuum to few-cycle durations in photonic nanowires

Mark Foster, Alexander Gaeta, Qiang Cao, and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 18, pp. 6848-6855 (2005)

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By exploiting the broad region of anomalous group-velocity dispersion (GVD) and the large e.ective nonlinearity of photonic nanowires, we demonstrate soliton-e.ect self-compression of 70-fs pulses down to 6.8 fs. Under suitable conditions, simulations predict that self-compression down to single-cycle duration is possible.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

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Original Manuscript: July 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2005
Published: September 5, 2005

Mark Foster, Alexander Gaeta, Qiang Cao, and Rick Trebino, "Soliton-effect compression of supercontinuum to few-cycle durations in photonic nanowires," Opt. Express 13, 6848-6855 (2005)

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