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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2813–2815

Nonlinear spectral broadening of femtosecond pulses in solid-core photonic bandgap fibers

Vincent Pureur and John M. Dudley  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2813-2815 (2010)

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We study nonlinear spectral broadening and supercontinuum generation mechanisms in two-dimensional solid-core photonic bandgap fibers. Using rigorous frequency-domain numerical simulations, we determine how the spectral characteristics are influenced by the strong frequency dependence of the effective area, dispersion, and confinement losses. We also investigate soliton stabilization and the conditions under which efficient nonlinear spectral energy transfer is possible across high attenuation between adjacent bandgaps. Our results provide insight into recent experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2010
Published: August 13, 2010

Vincent Pureur and John M. Dudley, "Nonlinear spectral broadening of femtosecond pulses in solid-core photonic bandgap fibers," Opt. Lett. 35, 2813-2815 (2010)

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