Abstract

By pumping a fiber in the anomalous group-velocity-dispersion regime with a color-center laser we generate pulses with τ ≳ 100 fsec covering a wide spectral range of 1.55 μm < λ < 1.85 μm. Cross-correlation measurements show the lack of correlation between different parts of the spectrum. Computer simulations show that modulation instability and the soliton self-frequency-shift effect initiate a multisoliton collision process that results in narrow, high-intensity, fundamental solitons. The observed broad spectra correspond to an ensemble average over these solitons, which start from noise and frequency shift by different amounts.

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A. S. Gouveia-Neto, A. S. L. Gomes, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 332 (1988).
[CrossRef]

M. N. Islam, S. P. Dijaili, J. P. Gordon, Opt. Lett. 13, 518 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1987

K. L. Vodop’yanov, A. B. Grudinin, E. M. Dianov, L. A. Kulevskii, A. M. Prokhorov, D. V. Khaidarov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 1311 (1987).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

C. R. Menyuk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 174 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1986

1980

A. Hasegawa, W. F. Brinkman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 694 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Beaud, P.

P. Beaud, W. Hodel, B. Zysset, H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1938 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Brinkman, W. F.

A. Hasegawa, W. F. Brinkman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 694 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Dianov, E. M.

K. L. Vodop’yanov, A. B. Grudinin, E. M. Dianov, L. A. Kulevskii, A. M. Prokhorov, D. V. Khaidarov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 1311 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Dijaili, S. P.

Gomes, A. S. L.

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[CrossRef]

Gordon, J. P.

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Grudinin, A. B.

K. L. Vodop’yanov, A. B. Grudinin, E. M. Dianov, L. A. Kulevskii, A. M. Prokhorov, D. V. Khaidarov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 1311 (1987).
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C. R. Menyuk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 174 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Prokhorov, A. M.

K. L. Vodop’yanov, A. B. Grudinin, E. M. Dianov, L. A. Kulevskii, A. M. Prokhorov, D. V. Khaidarov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 1311 (1987).
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Taylor, J. R.

A. S. Gouveia-Neto, A. S. L. Gomes, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 332 (1988).
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Vodop’yanov, K. L.

K. L. Vodop’yanov, A. B. Grudinin, E. M. Dianov, L. A. Kulevskii, A. M. Prokhorov, D. V. Khaidarov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 1311 (1987).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

P. Beaud, W. Hodel, B. Zysset, H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1938 (1987).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Sov. J. Quantum Electron.

K. L. Vodop’yanov, A. B. Grudinin, E. M. Dianov, L. A. Kulevskii, A. M. Prokhorov, D. V. Khaidarov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 1311 (1987).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Output spectra from a 100-m fiber as a function of the peak pump power.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Cross-correlation measurements taken by scanning a spectrometer after the nonlinear mixing crystal (zero delay between the two arms, 100-m fiber). Curve 1: a 1.6-μm filter in one arm, no filter in the other arm. Curve 2: a 1.7-μm filter in one arm, no filter in the other arm. Curve 3: a 1.6-μm filter in one arm, 1.7-μm filter in the other arm. (b) The cross correlation between 1.6 and 1.7 μm as a function of delay for different pump powers (a 1.6-μm filter in one arm, and the spectrometer set to 825 nm).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Numerical simulations of pulse propagation in the fiber as described by the modified nonlinear Schrödinger equation. The parameter values correspond to the experiment with 57 W of pump power.

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