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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1780–1782

Parabolic pulse generation in tapered silicon fibers

Anna Peacock and Noel Healy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 11, pp. 1780-1782 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001780


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Abstract

Numerical simulations are used to investigate parabolic pulse generation in tapered silicon optical fibers. The simulations are based on a realistic silicon fiber taper with micrometer-sized core dimensions, designed to have a decreasing normal dispersion profile, and include the effects of linear and nonlinear absorption. Evolution to the parabolic regime is quantified by a misfit parameter, and the optimum values for the input pulse and taper length are established. The results identify a distortion-free nonlinear propagation window for the transmission of optical pulses in normal dispersion silicon waveguides.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: March 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2010
Published: May 20, 2010

Citation
Anna Peacock and Noel Healy, "Parabolic pulse generation in tapered silicon fibers," Opt. Lett. 35, 1780-1782 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-11-1780


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