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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 3 — Feb. 2, 2009
  • pp: 1502–1507

Blue solitary waves from infrared continuous wave pumping of optical fibers

J. C. Travers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 1502-1507 (2009)

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Modulation instability of a continuous infrared wave leading to red-shifting solitons and blue-shifting dispersive waves and then subsequent soliton trapping is shown to enable the generation of blue solitary waves in optical fibers. The physical mechanism is described in the context of continuous wave supercontinuum generation leading to a spectrum which spans the visible and near infrared within practical experimental conditions.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2009
Published: January 26, 2009

J. C. Travers, "Blue solitary waves from infrared continuous wave pumping of optical fibers," Opt. Express 17, 1502-1507 (2009)

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