Analysis and design of fibers for pure-quartic solitons

Chih-Wei Lo, Alessio Stefani, C. Martijn de Sterke, A. Blanco-Redondo*

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Abstract

The recently discovered pure-quartic solitons, arising from the interaction of quartic dispersion and Kerr nonlinearity, open the door to unexplored soliton regimes and ultrafast laser science. Here, we report a general analysis of the dispersion and nonlinear properties necessary to observe pure-quartic solitons in optical platforms. We apply this analysis, in combination with numerical calculations, to the design of pure-quartic soliton supporting microstructured optical fibers. The designs presented here, which have realistic fabrication tolerances, support unperturbed pure-quartic soliton propagation providing access to an unmatched platform to study novel soliton physics. (C) 2018 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume26
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)7786-7796
ISSN1094-4087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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