Beneficial impact of wave-breaking for coherent continuum formation in normally dispersive nonlinear fibers

Year: 2008

Authors: Finot C., Kibler B., Provost L., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Institut Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB), UMR-CNRS 5209, Université de Bourgogne, 9 Avenue Alain Savory, 21078 Dijon, France; Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom

Abstract: We study the evolution of a pulse propagating in a normally dispersive fiber in the presence of Kerr nonlinearity. We review the temporal and spectral impact of optical wave-breaking in the development of a continuum. The impact of linear losses or gain is also investigated.

Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B: OPTICAL PHYSICS

Volume: 25 (11)      Pages from: 1938  to: 1948

More Information: This research was supported by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (SUPERCODE project, project BLAN-0401) and by the Conseil Regional de Bourgogne. We thank Guy Millot and Dave Richardson for fruitful discussions.
KeyWords: Liquid waves; Oceanography, Dispersive fiber; Kerr nonlinearity; Non-linear fiber; Optical wave breaking; Spectral impact; Wavebreaking, Dispersion (waves)
DOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.25.001938

Citations: 166
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