Widely tunable femtosecond solitonic radiation in photonic crystal fiber cladding

Jiahui Peng, Alexei V. Sokolov, F. Benabid, F. Biancalana, P. S. Light, F. Couny, P. J. Roberts

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Abstract

We report on a means to generate tunable ultrashort optical pulses. We demonstrate that dispersive waves generated by solitons within the small-core features of a photonic crystal fiber cladding can be used to obtain femtosecond pulses tunable over an octave-wide spectral range. The generation process is highly efficient and occurs at the relatively low laser powers available from a simple Ti:sapphire laser oscillator. The described phenomenon is general and will play an important role in other systems where solitons are known to exist.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031803
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume81
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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