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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 380–382

Spectrum to distance mapping via nonlinear Airy pulses

Yi Hu, Ming Li, Domenico Bongiovanni, Matteo Clerici, Jianping Yao, Zhigang Chen, José Azaña, and Roberto Morandotti  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 380-382 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000380


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Abstract

We theoretically and experimentally study the phenomena related to self-phase modulation of Airy pulses in fibers. During nonlinear evolution, most spectral components of the Airy pulses concentrate into one or two peaks for normal and anomalous dispersion, respectively. The resulting peaks self-shift along the propagation, effectively mapping the longitudinal coordinate into the frequency domain. The frequency shift can be precisely controlled by simply acting on the spectral cubic phase structure without the need to alter the fiber length.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2013
Published: February 1, 2013

Citation
Yi Hu, Ming Li, Domenico Bongiovanni, Matteo Clerici, Jianping Yao, Zhigang Chen, José Azaña, and Roberto Morandotti, "Spectrum to distance mapping via nonlinear Airy pulses," Opt. Lett. 38, 380-382 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-3-380


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