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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1696–1698

Spectral broadening of a multimode continuous-wave optical field propagating in the normal dispersion regime of a fiber

B. Barviau, S. Randoux, and P. Suret  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 11, pp. 1696-1698 (2006)

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We investigate experimentally and theoretically the broadening of the optical spectrum of a multimode cw field propagating in the normal dispersion regime of a single-mode fiber. The width of the optical spectrum is not a monotonic function of propagation length. This behavior arising from the interplay between the Kerr effect and group-velocity dispersion contrasts with spectral broadening of mode-locked pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2006

B. Barviau, S. Randoux, and P. Suret, "Spectral broadening of a multimode continuous-wave optical field propagating in the normal dispersion regime of a fiber," Opt. Lett. 31, 1696-1698 (2006)

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