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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2009
  • pp: 851–853

Powerful wavelength-tunable ultrashort solitons in a solid-core photonic-crystal fiber

A. B. Fedotov, A. A. Voronin, I. V. Fedotov, A. A. Ivanov, and A. M. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 6, pp. 851-853 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000851


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Abstract

A solid-core photonic-crystal fiber (PCF) with an effective mode area of 20 μ m 2 is used to demonstrate the generation of sub- 100 - kW , 30 70 fs wavelength-tunable solitons within a wavelength range of 1300 1800 nm at a repetition rate of 18 MHz . An energy of 2.9 nJ per pulse is achieved for a 35 fs soliton PCF output centered at 1770 nm . Our numerical analysis supports experimental findings and suggests that frequency-shifted solitons in solid-core PCFs can be scaled up to a submegawatt level of peak powers.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 21, 2008
Published: March 13, 2009

Citation
A. B. Fedotov, A. A. Voronin, I. V. Fedotov, A. A. Ivanov, and A. M. Zheltikov, "Powerful wavelength-tunable ultrashort solitons in a solid-core photonic-crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 34, 851-853 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-6-851

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