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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 13588–13600

Evolution of light trapped by a soliton in a microstructured fiber

S. Hill, C. E. Kuklewicz, U. Leonhardt, and F. König  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 13588-13600 (2009)

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We observe the dynamics of pulse trapping in a microstructured fiber. Few-cycle pulses create a system of two pulses: a Raman shifting soliton traps a pulse in the normal dispersion regime. When the soliton approaches a wavelength of zero group velocity dispersion the Raman shifting abruptly terminates and the trapped pulse is released. In particular, the trap is less than 4 ps long and contains a 1 ps pulse. After being released, this pulse asymmetrically expands to more than 10 ps. Additionally, there is no disturbance of the trapping dynamics at high input pulse energies as the supercontinuum develops further.

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OCIS Codes
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2009
Published: July 23, 2009

S. Hill, C. E. Kuklewicz, U. Leonhardt, and F. König, "Evolution of light trapped by a soliton in a microstructured fiber," Opt. Express 17, 13588-13600 (2009)

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