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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 19 — Sep. 17, 2007
  • pp: 11978–11983

Frequency-selective self-trapping and supercontinuum generation in arrays of coupled nonlinear waveguides

I. Babushkin, A. Husakou, J. Herrmann, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 19, pp. 11978-11983 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.011978


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Abstract

We study spatiotemporal dynamics of soliton-induced two-octave-broad supercontinuum generated by fs pulses in an array of coupled nonlinear waveguides. We show that after fission of the input pulse into several fundamental solitons, red and blue-shifted nonsolitonic radiation, as well as solitons with lower intensity, spread away in transverse direction, while the most intense spikes self-trap into spatiotemporal discrete solitons.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 23, 2007
Published: September 5, 2007

Citation
I. Babushkin, A. Husakou, J. Herrmann, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Frequency-selective self-trapping and supercontinuum generation in arrays of coupled nonlinear waveguides," Opt. Express 15, 11978-11983 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-19-11978


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