Time-spectrally-resolved ultrafast nonlinear dynamics in small-core photonic crystal fibers: experiment and modelling

Anatoly Efimov, A J Taylor, F G Omenetto, A V Yulin, Nicolas Y Joly, Fabio Biancalana, Dmitry V Skryabin, Jonathan C Knight, Philip St J Russell

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Nonlinear dynamics of ultrashort optical pulses in the vicinity of the second zero-dispersion point of a small-core photonic crystal fiber is visualized and studied using cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating. New spectral features observed in the experiments match well with recent theoretical predictions of the generation of new frequencies via mixing of solitons and dispersive waves. Power-as well as length-dependent dynamics is obtained showing strong interaction between solitons and dispersive waves, soliton-soliton interaction, soliton stabilization against Raman self-frequency shift and Cherenkov continuum generation. (C) 2004 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6498-6507
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2004

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