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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1993
  • pp: 1996–1998

Enhanced self-phase modulation in tapered fibers

P. Dumais, F. Gonthier, S. Lacroix, J. Bures, A. Villeneuve, P. G. J. Wigley, and G. I. Stegeman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 1996-1998 (1993)

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Fiber tapering reduces the effective area and increases the Kerr nonlinear phase shift of the fundamental mode. A significant nonlinear effect was observed in a micrometer-diameter centimeter-long section of tapered fiber at a wavelength of 1550 nm. The numerical simulation of a second-order soliton entering the taper gives a spectral widening that matches the observed spectrum.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 30, 1993
Published: December 1, 1993

P. Dumais, A. Villeneuve, P. G. J. Wigley, F. Gonthier, S. Lacroix, G. I. Stegeman, and J. Bures, "Enhanced self-phase modulation in tapered fibers," Opt. Lett. 18, 1996-1998 (1993)

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