Nonlinear propagation of high-power femtosecond pulses close to the zero-dispersion wavelength of a singlemode optical fiber is studied experimentally and numerically. The roles of four-photon mixing, stimulated Raman scattering, and self-steepening in this process are represented through different extensions of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
Gilbert Boyer, "High-power femtosecond-pulse reshaping near the zero-dispersion wavelength of an optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 24, 945-947 (1999)