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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 23 — Nov. 8, 2010
  • pp: 24352–24360

Significant reduction of power fluctuations at the long-wavelength edge of a supercontinuum generated in solid-core photonic bandgap fibers

O. Vanvincq, B. Barviau, A. Mussot, G. Bouwmans, Y. Quiquempois, and A. Kudlinski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 24352-24360 (2010)

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We show that the infrared edge of supercontinua generated in solid core photonic bandgap fibers is characterized by a very different temporal behavior than the one obtained in standard fibers. In particular, pulse-to-pulse spectral power fluctuations are significantly reduced near the bandgap edge, and the statistical distribution is quasi-gaussian. The spectral dynamics of this process and statistical properties are investigated experimentally and confirmed by numerical simulations. The reduction of power fluctuations originates from the cancellation of the soliton self-frequency shift near the bandgap edge.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2010
Published: November 5, 2010

O. Vanvincq, B. Barviau, A. Mussot, G. Bouwmans, Y. Quiquempois, and A. Kudlinski, "Significant reduction of power fluctuations at the long-wavelength edge of a supercontinuum generated in solid-core photonic bandgap fibers," Opt. Express 18, 24352-24360 (2010)

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