Widely tunable femtosecond solitonic radiation in photonic crystal fiber cladding

J H Peng, A V Sokolov, Fetah Benabid, F Biancalana, Philip Light, Francois 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
JournalPhysical Review A: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume81
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2010

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    Peng, J. H., Sokolov, A. V., Benabid, F., Biancalana, F., Light, P., Couny, F., & Roberts, P. J. (2010). Widely tunable femtosecond solitonic radiation in photonic crystal fiber cladding. Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 81(3), [031803]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.81.031803