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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 7190–7202

Experimental investigations on nonlinear dynamics in supercontinuum generation with feedback

Nicoletta Brauckmann, Michael Kues, Till Walbaum, Petra Groß, and Carsten Fallnich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 7190-7202 (2010)

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A system for supercontinuum generation by using a photonic crystal fiber within a synchronously pumped ring cavity is presented. The feedback led to an interaction of the generated supercontinuum with the following femtosecond laser pulses and thus to the formation of a nonlinear oscillator. The nonlinear dynamical behavior of this system was investigated experimentally and compared with numerical simulations. Steady state, period doubling and higher order multiplication of the repetition rate as well as limit cycle and chaotic behavior were observed in the supercontinuum generating system.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2010
Published: March 24, 2010

Nicoletta Brauckmann, Michael Kues, Till Walbaum, Petra Groß, and Carsten Fallnich, "Experimental investigations on nonlinear dynamics in supercontinuum generation with feedback," Opt. Express 18, 7190-7202 (2010)

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