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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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
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2010


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