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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1989
  • pp: 370–372

Broad bandwidths from frequency-shifting solitons in fibers

M. N. Islam, G. Sucha, I. Bar-Joseph, M. Wegener, J. P. Gordon, and D. S. Chemla  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 370-372 (1989)

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By pumping a fiber in the anomalous group-velocity-dispersion regime with a color-center laser we generate pulses with τ ≳ 100 fsec covering a wide spectral range of 1.55 μm < λ < 1.85 μm. Cross-correlation measurements show the lack of correlation between different parts of the spectrum. Computer simulations show that modulation instability and the soliton self-frequency-shift effect initiate a multisoliton collision process that results in narrow, high-intensity, fundamental solitons. The observed broad spectra correspond to an ensemble average over these solitons, which start from noise and frequency shift by different amounts.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 3, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 1989
Published: April 1, 1989

M. N. Islam, G. Sucha, I. Bar-Joseph, M. Wegener, J. P. Gordon, and D. S. Chemla, "Broad bandwidths from frequency-shifting solitons in fibers," Opt. Lett. 14, 370-372 (1989)

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