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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6316–6324

Periodic interactions between solitons and dispersive waves during the generation of non-coherent supercontinuum radiation

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

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6316-6324 (2012)

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We present a numerical study of interactions between dispersive waves (DWs) and solitons during supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers pumped with picosecond laser pulses. We show how the soliton-induced trapping potential evolves along the fiber and affects the dynamics of a DW-soliton pair. Individual frequency components of the DW periodically interact with the soliton resulting in stepwise frequency blue shifts. In contrast, the ensemble blue shifts of all frequency components in the DW appear to be quasi-continuous. The step size of frequency up-conversion and the temporal separation between subsequent soliton-DW interactions are governed by the potential well which confines the soliton-DW pair and which changes in time.

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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:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2012
Published: March 5, 2012

Chu Liu, Eric J. Rees, Toni Laurila, Shuisheng Jian, and Clemens F. Kaminski, "Periodic interactions between solitons and dispersive waves during the generation of non-coherent supercontinuum radiation," Opt. Express 20, 6316-6324 (2012)

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