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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 11997–12007

Dispersive wave blue-shift in supercontinuum generation

Dane R. Austin, C. Martijn de Sterke, Benjamin J. Eggleton, and Thomas G. Brown  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 11997-12007 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.011997


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Abstract

We numerically study dispersive wave emission during femtosecond-pumped supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibres. We show that dispersive waves are primarily generated over a short region of high temporal compression. Despite the apparent complexity of the pump pulse in this region, we show that the dynamics of dispersive wave generation are dominated by a single fundamental soliton. However, any straightforward application of the theory that is thought to describe the blue emission, considerably underestimates the frequency shift. We show that in fact the red-shift of the soliton, caused by spectral recoil from the growing dispersive wave, causes an additional blue-shift of the resonant frequency which is in good agreement with full simulations.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Citation
Dane R. Austin, C. Martijn de Sterke, Benjamin J. Eggleton, and Thomas G. Brown, "Dispersive wave blue-shift in supercontinuum generation," Opt. Express 14, 11997-12007 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-25-11997


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