Widely tunable femtosecond solitonic radiation in photonic crystal fiber cladding

J. H. Peng, A. V. Sokolov, F. Benabid, F. Biancalana, P. S. Light, F. Couny, John 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
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume81
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)031803(R)
ISSN2469-9926
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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