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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 13379–13384

Experimental signatures of dispersive waves emitted during soliton collisions

Miro Erkintalo, Goëry Genty, and John M. Dudley  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 13379-13384 (2010)

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We report experimental evidence of dispersive waves with enhanced redshift generated through soliton collisions in a photonic crystal fiber with two zero-dispersion wavelengths. Experiments are performed to study both controlled collisions under twin-pulse excitation, as well as spontaneous collisions arising from noise-induced supercontinuum generation. Experimental results for the spectral and statistical properties are in good agreement with numerical simulations and are shown to be associated with extreme-value like distributions with long tails.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2010
Published: June 7, 2010

Miro Erkintalo, Goëry Genty, and John M. Dudley, "Experimental signatures of dispersive waves emitted during soliton collisions," Opt. Express 18, 13379-13384 (2010)

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