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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28550–28558

Dispersion-to-spectrum mapping in nonlinear fibers based on optical wave-breaking

David Castelló-Lurbe, Pedro Andrés, and Enrique Silvestre  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28550-28558 (2013)

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In this work we recognize new strategies involving optical wave-breaking for controlling the output pulse spectrum in nonlinear fibers. To this end, first we obtain a constant of motion for nonlinear pulse propagation in waveguides derived from the generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation. In a second phase, using the above conservation law we theoretically analyze how to transfer in a simple manner the group-velocity-dispersion curve of the waveguide to the output spectral profile of pulsed light. Finally, the computation of several output spectra corroborates our proposition.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2013
Published: November 13, 2013

David Castelló-Lurbe, Pedro Andrés, and Enrique Silvestre, "Dispersion-to-spectrum mapping in nonlinear fibers based on optical wave-breaking," Opt. Express 21, 28550-28558 (2013)

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