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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 818–820

Mid-IR soliton compression in silicon optical fibers and fiber tapers

Anna C. Peacock  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 5, pp. 818-820 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000818


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Abstract

Numerical simulations are used to investigate soliton compression in silicon core optical fibers at 2.3 μm in the mid-infrared waveguide regime. Compression in both standard silicon fibers and fiber tapers is compared to establish the relative compression ratios for a range of input pulse conditions. The results show that tapered fibers can be used to obtain higher levels of compression for moderate soliton orders and thus lower input powers.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2012
Published: February 21, 2012

Citation
Anna C. Peacock, "Mid-IR soliton compression in silicon optical fibers and fiber tapers," Opt. Lett. 37, 818-820 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-5-818

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