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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26113–26122

An adaptive filter for studying the life cycle of optical rogue waves

Chu Liu, Eric J. Rees, Toni Laurila, Shuisheng Jian, and Clemens F. Kaminski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26113-26122 (2010)

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We present an adaptive numerical filter for analyzing fiber-length dependent properties of optical rogue waves, which are highly intense and extremely red-shifted solitons that arise during supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber. We use this filter to study a data set of 1000 simulated supercontinuum pulses, produced from 5 ps pump pulses containing random noise. Optical rogue waves arise in different supercontinuum pulses at various positions along the fiber, and exhibit a lifecycle: their intensity peaks over a finite range of fiber length before declining slowly.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2010
Published: January 30, 2010

Chu Liu, Eric J. Rees, Toni Laurila, Shuisheng Jian, and Clemens F. Kaminski, "An adaptive filter for studying the life cycle of optical rogue waves," Opt. Express 18, 26113-26122 (2010)

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