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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2367–2369

Influence of third-order dispersion on the propagation of incoherent light in optical fibers

C. Michel, P. Suret, S. Randoux, H. R. Jauslin, and A. Picozzi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 14, pp. 2367-2369 (2010)

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We study the influence of third-order dispersion effects on the propagation of an incoherent nonlinear wave in an optical fiber system. The wave spectrum is shown to exhibit a highly asymmetric deformation characterized by a lateral spectral shoulder and the subsequent formation of an unexpected constant spectral pedestal. A kinetic approach to the problem reveals the existence of an invariant that explains in detail the essential properties of such asymmetric spectral evolution of the wave.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2010
Published: July 7, 2010

C. Michel, P. Suret, S. Randoux, H. R. Jauslin, and A. Picozzi, "Influence of third-order dispersion on the propagation of incoherent light in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 35, 2367-2369 (2010)

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