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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 11176–11181

Two-dimensional coherent superposition of blue-shifted signals from an array of highly nonlinear waveguiding wires in a photonic-crystal fiber

Ming-Lie Hu, Yan-Feng Li, Lu Chai, Qirong Xing, Lyubov V. Doronina, Anatoly A. Ivanov, Ching-Yue Wang, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 11176-11181 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.011176


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Abstract

Frequency-shifted dispersive optical waves generated as a result of soliton dynamics of 30-fs Ti: sapphire-laser pulses in an array of waveguiding wires, implemented on a platform of a photonic-crystal fiber (PCF), are shown to produce regular stable interference patterns with high visibility, indicating a high coherence of frequency-shifted fields. For a hexagonal array of waveguides built into a silica PCF, the field intensity at the main peak of a six-beam interference pattern was found to be a factor of 22 higher than the intensity of a frequency-shifted signal from an individual waveguide in the array and 3.7 times higher than the field intensity attainable through an incoherent superposition of the same fields.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2008
Published: July 10, 2008

Citation
Ming-Lie Hu, Yan-Feng Li, Lu Chai, Qirong Xing, Lyubov V. Doronina, Anatoly A. Ivanov, Ching-Yue Wang, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov, "Two-dimensional coherent superposition of blue-shifted signals from an array of highly nonlinear waveguiding wires in a photonic-crystal fiber," Opt. Express 16, 11176-11181 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-15-11176


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