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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 16733–16738

Supercontinuum spectrum control in microstructure fibers by initial chirp management

Rodislav Driben and Nickolai Zhavoronkov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 16733-16738 (2010)

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Experiments and numerical simulation were performed for verification of the role of femtosecond pulse chirp for supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber. We demonstrate that injection of high power negatively chirped pulses near zero dispersion point brings an advantage over positively chirped pulses resulting in additional collision between solitons and in development of a significantly broader spectrum. Coupling between Raman induced solitons and dispersive waves generated by higher order dispersion was proven to be the key mechanism behind the results.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2010
Published: July 23, 2010

Rodislav Driben and Nickolai Zhavoronkov, "Supercontinuum spectrum control in microstructure fibers by initial chirp management," Opt. Express 18, 16733-16738 (2010)

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