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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2816–2818

Spatiotemporal evolution of femtosecond laser pulses guided in air-clad fused-silica nanoweb

C. Kreuzer, A. Podlipensky, and P. St.J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2816-2818 (2010)

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We investigate nonlinear propagation and self-focusing of femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser pulses in an 800-nm-thick silica nanoweb fiber. Different dispersion regimes are accessible by launching TE- or TM-polarized light. Excitation in the anomalous dispersion regime (TM) results in pulse splitting and spectral broadening, which lead to supercontinuum generation, whereas, for normal dispersion (TE, excited close to a zero dispersion wavelength), self-phase modulation causes spectral broadening, which leads at higher power to beam collapse and the creation of a damage track.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2010
Published: August 13, 2010

C. Kreuzer, A. Podlipensky, and P. St.J. Russell, "Spatiotemporal evolution of femtosecond laser pulses guided in air-clad fused-silica nanoweb," Opt. Lett. 35, 2816-2818 (2010)

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