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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 15827–15841

Nonlinear dynamics of femtosecond supercontinuum generation with feedback

Michael Kues, Nicoletta Brauckmann, Till Walbaum, Petra Groß, and Carsten Fallnich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15827-15841 (2009)

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We numerically study the impact of feedback on supercontinuum generation within a microstructured fiber inside a ring resonator, synchronously pumped with femtosecond pulses. In certain parameter ranges we observe a steady-state oscillator-like operation mode of the system. Depending on pump power also period doubling up to chaos is shown by the system. Even with the inclusion of realistic pump noise as perturbation, the periodic behavior was still achievable in numerical modeling as well as in a first experimental verification.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2009
Published: August 21, 2009

Michael Kues, Nicoletta Brauckmann, Till Walbaum, Petra Groß, and Carsten Fallnich, "Nonlinear dynamics of femtosecond supercontinuum generation with feedback," Opt. Express 17, 15827-15841 (2009)

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