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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1987
  • pp: 272–274

Evolution of femtosecond pulses in single-mode fibers having higher-order nonlinearity and dispersion

E. Bourkoff, W. Zhao, R. I. Joseph, and D. N. Christodoulides  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 272-274 (1987)

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Using computer simulations, we examine the effects of higher-order dispersive and nonlinear propagation processes on the spectral and time development of ultrashort, high-intensity pulses propagating in single-mode optical fibers having normal dispersion. Our results indicate that both the cubic-dispersion term and the shock term of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation contribute to asymmetry in the pulse power spectrum and cause highly nonlinear chirp.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 10, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: December 30, 1986
Published: April 1, 1987

E. Bourkoff, D. N. Christodoulides, W. Zhao, and R. I. Joseph, "Evolution of femtosecond pulses in single-mode fibers having higher-order nonlinearity and dispersion," Opt. Lett. 12, 272-274 (1987)

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