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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2468–2470

Rogue-wave-like characteristics in femtosecond supercontinuum generation

M. Erkintalo, G. Genty, and J. M. Dudley  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 16, pp. 2468-2470 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002468


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Abstract

We experimentally study the characteristics of optical rogue waves in supercontinuum generation in the femtosecond regime. Specifically, the intensity histograms obtained from spectrally filtering the super continuum exhibit the L-shaped characteristics typical of extreme-value phenomena on both the long-wavelength and short-wavelength edges of the spectrum owing to cross-phase modulation and soliton-dispersive wave coupling. Furthermore, the form of the histogram on the long-wavelength edge varies from L-shaped to quasi-Gaussian as wavelengths closer to the pump are included in the filtered measurements. Our observations are in agreement with numerical simulations.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2009
Published: August 11, 2009

Citation
M. Erkintalo, G. Genty, and J. M. Dudley, "Rogue-wave-like characteristics in femtosecond supercontinuum generation," Opt. Lett. 34, 2468-2470 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-16-2468

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