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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Oct. 11, 2010
  • pp: 22393–22405

The effect of dispersion on spectral broadening of incoherent continuous-wave light in optical fibers

Daniel B. S. Soh, Jeffrey P. Koplow, Sean W. Moore, Kevin L. Schroder, and Wen L. Hsu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 22393-22405 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.022393


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Abstract

In addition to fiber nonlinearity, fiber dispersion plays a significant role in spectral broadening of incoherent continuous-wave light. In this paper we have performed a numerical analysis of spectral broadening of incoherent light based on a fully stochastic model. Under a wide range of operating conditions, these numerical simulations exhibit striking features such as damped oscillatory spectral broadening (during the initial stages of propagation), and eventual convergence to a stationary, steady state spectral distribution at sufficiently long propagation distances. In this study we analyze the important role of fiber dispersion in such phenomena. We also demonstrate an analytical rate equation expression for spectral broadening.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2010
Published: October 7, 2010

Citation
Daniel B. S. Soh, Jeffrey P. Koplow, Sean W. Moore, Kevin L. Schroder, and Wen L. Hsu, "The effect of dispersion on spectral broadening of incoherent continuous-wave light in optical fibers," Opt. Express 18, 22393-22405 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-21-22393


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