Periodic interactions between solitons and dispersive waves during the generation of non-coherent supercontinuum radiation

Chu Liu, Eric J. Rees, Toni Laurila, Shisheng Jian, Clemens F. Kaminski (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

We present a numerical study of interactions between dispersive waves (DWs) and solitons during supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers pumped with picosecond laser pulses. We show how the soliton-induced trapping potential evolves along the fiber and affects the dynamics of a DW-soliton pair. Individual frequency components of the DW periodically interact with the soliton resulting in stepwise frequency blue shifts. In contrast, the ensemble blue shifts of all frequency components in the DW appear to be quasi-continuous. The step size of frequency up-conversion and the temporal separation between subsequent soliton-DW interactions are governed by the potential well which confines the soliton-DW pair and which changes in time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6316-6324
JournalOptics Express
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • nonlinear optics
  • temporal solitons
  • pulse propagation

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