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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Apr. 30, 2007
  • pp: 5382–5387

Nonlinear envelope equation modeling of sub-cycle dynamics and harmonic generation in nonlinear waveguides

G. Genty, P. Kinsler, B. Kibler, and J. M. Dudley  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 5382-5387 (2007)

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We describe generalized nonlinear envelope equation modeling of sub-cycle dynamics on the underlying electric field carrier during one-dimensional propagation in fused silica. Generalized envelope equation simulations are shown to be in excellent quantitative agreement with the numerical integration of Maxwell’s equations, even in the presence of shock dynamics and carrier steepening on a sub-50 attosecond timescale. In addition, by separating the effects of self-phase modulation and third harmonic generation, we examine the relative contribution of these effects in supercontinuum generation in fused silica nanowire waveguides.

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OCIS Codes
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2007
Published: April 18, 2007

G. Genty, P. Kinsler, B. Kibler, and J. M. Dudley, "Nonlinear envelope equation modeling of sub-cycle dynamics and harmonic generation in nonlinear waveguides," Opt. Express 15, 5382-5387 (2007)

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