1 March 2011 Novel aspects of pulse propagation in photonic crystal fibers
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Abstract
We present a review of our recent research on the use of photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) to manipulate the propagation of ultrashort pulses. The combination of a high nonlinear coefficient and unusual wavelength-dependent group-velocity-dispersion "landscapes", together with the ability to taper the properties along the fiber by thermal post-processing, allows observation of many interesting effects. These include generation of THz trains of equidistant sub-50 fs pulses, highly efficient supercontinuum generation from the UV to the IR, soliton collisions and observation for the first time of a soliton blue-shift, counteracting the Raman-related soliton self-frequency shift.
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S. P. Stark, A. Podlipensky, P. St.J. Russell, "Novel aspects of pulse propagation in photonic crystal fibers", Proc. SPIE 7946, Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures, 79460Y (1 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.881275; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.881275
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