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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Feb. 6, 2006
  • pp: 1189–1198

Mode-selective mapping and control of vectorial nonlinear-optical processes in multimode photonic-crystal fibers

Ming-Lie Hu, Ching-Yue Wang, You-Jian Song, Yan-Feng Li, Lu Chai, Evgenii E. Serebryannikov, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 1189-1198 (2006)

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We demonstrate an experimental technique that allows a mapping of vectorial nonlinear-optical processes in multimode photonic-crystal fibers (PCFs). Spatial and polarization modes of PCFs are selectively excited in this technique by varying the tilt angle of the input beam and rotating the polarization of the input field. Intensity spectra of the PCF output plotted as a function of the input field power and polarization then yield mode-resolved maps of nonlinear-optical interactions in multimode PCFs, facilitating the analysis and control of nonlinear-optical transformations of ultrashort laser pulses in such fibers.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2006
Published: February 6, 2006

Ming-Lie Hu, Ching-Yue Wang, You-Jian Song, Yan-Feng Li, Lu Chai, Evgenii Serebryannikov, and Aleksei Zheltikov, "Mode-selective mapping and control of vectorial nonlinear-optical processes in multimode photonic-crystal fibers," Opt. Express 14, 1189-1198 (2006)

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