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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2002
  • pp: 924–926

Nonlinear propagation and continuum generation in microstructured optical fibers

Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 11, pp. 924-926 (2002)

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A theoretical investigation of the propagation of femtosecond pulses under conditions similar to those of recent experiments in which a white-light continuum was generated in a microstructured fiber is presented. It is found that higher-order dispersion primarily determines the shape and width of the generated spectrum and that the fine spectral substructure exhibits extreme sensitivity to the initial pulse energy.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

Alexander L. Gaeta, "Nonlinear propagation and continuum generation in microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 27, 924-926 (2002)

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