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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2012
  • pp: 5109–5111

Temporal switching induced by cascaded third order nonlinearity

Falk Eilenberger, Morten Bache, Stefano Minardi, and Thomas Pertsch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 24, pp. 5109-5111 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.005109


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Abstract

We investigate the impact of cascaded third harmonic generation and the intrinsic n4 material nonlinearity on the propagation of ultrashort pulses in noble-gas filled Kagome fibers. We show that the pressure tunability of the cascade allows for the implementation of temporal switching. We also investigate the relative strengths of both effects and show their ratio to be pressure tunable.

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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
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2012
Published: December 7, 2012

Citation
Falk Eilenberger, Morten Bache, Stefano Minardi, and Thomas Pertsch, "Temporal switching induced by cascaded third order nonlinearity," Opt. Lett. 37, 5109-5111 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-24-5109


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