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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2372–2374

Experimental observation of spectral Bloch oscillations

Christoph Bersch, Georgy Onishchukov, and Ulf Peschel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 15, pp. 2372-2374 (2009)

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We report on the first, to our knowledge, experimental observation of spectral Bloch oscillations in an optical fiber employing the interaction between a probe signal and a traveling-wave periodic potential. The spectrum of weak probe pulses is shown to oscillate on account of their group-velocity mismatch to the periodic field. The behavior of a cw probe spectrum reveals the actual discrete nature of the effect. Recurrences of the spectrum after one and two Bloch periods are demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.2055) Nonlinear optics : Dynamic gratings

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2009
Published: July 31, 2009

Christoph Bersch, Georgy Onishchukov, and Ulf Peschel, "Experimental observation of spectral Bloch oscillations," Opt. Lett. 34, 2372-2374 (2009)

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