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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9628–9644

Dispersive pulse compression in hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers

J. Laegsgaard and P. J. Roberts  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9628-9644 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.009628


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Abstract

Compression of linearly chirped picosecond pulses in hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers is investigated numerically. The modal properties of the fibers are modeled using the finite-element technique, whereas nonlinear propagation is described by a generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation, which accounts both for the composite nature of the nonlinearity and the strong mode profile dispersion. Power limits for compression with more than 90% of the pulse energy in the main peak of the compressed pulse are investigated as a function of fiber design, and the temporal and spectral widths of the input pulse. The validity of approximate scaling rules is investigated, and figures of merit for fiber design are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2008
Published: June 16, 2008

Citation
J. Laegsgaard and P. J. Roberts, "Dispersive pulse compression in hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers," Opt. Express 16, 9628-9644 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-13-9628


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