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