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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — Mar. 5, 2007
  • pp: 2732–2741

Coherence of subsequent supercontinuum pulses generated in tapered fibers in the femtosecond regime

D. Tuürke, S. Pricking, A. Husakou, J. Teipel, J. Herrmann, and H. Giessen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 2732-2741 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.002732


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Abstract

We measure the degree of coherence of supercontinua generated in tapered fibers by subsequent fs pulses. By means of interference experiments we study its dependence on the input pulse duration and power. We also present numerical simulations that allow us to explain the experimental observations which show a decreasing degree of coherence with increasing input power. We attribute this loss of coherence to phase noise due to the cross-phase modulation by several solitons with randomly varying parameters due to quantum noise.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

Citation
D. Türke, S. Pricking, A. Husakou, J. Teipel, J. Herrmann, and H. Giessen, "Coherence of subsequent supercontinuum pulses generated in tapered fibers in the femtosecond regime," Opt. Express 15, 2732-2741 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-5-2732


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