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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3390–3393

Control of the soliton self-frequency shift dynamics using topographic optical fibers

A. Bendahmane, O. Vanvincq, A. Mussot, and A. Kudlinski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 17, pp. 3390-3393 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.003390


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Abstract

We demonstrate that the dynamics of the soliton self-frequency shift can be accurately controlled by using tapered optical fibers with optimized longitudinal profile shape (that we term topographic fibers). The tapering profiles tailored for a targeted soliton spectral trajectory through dispersion and nonlinearity management are determined by an inverse algorithm. This control is demonstrated experimentally with topographic photonic crystal fibers fabricated directly on a drawing tower.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2013
Published: August 26, 2013

Citation
A. Bendahmane, O. Vanvincq, A. Mussot, and A. Kudlinski, "Control of the soliton self-frequency shift dynamics using topographic optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 38, 3390-3393 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-17-3390

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