Abstract

We numerically study long pulse supercontinuum generation in a photonic crystal fiber with two zero-dispersion wavelengths, reporting a dynamical effect where soliton collisions excite dispersive waves with 1 order of magnitude greater peak power than that arising from single-soliton generation. The dispersive wave peak power exhibits extreme-value “rogue” characteristics, with the long tail of the distribution populated by collision-related events.

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Douay, M.

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Kolobov, M.

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Kudlinski, A.

Lehtonen, M.

Louvergneaux, E.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Spectra and temporal profiles of DW components for two events in the ensemble: (a) a low-power DW and (b) a giant DW associated with a soliton collision. The spectra are referred to the dispersion curve (top) with the dashed lines indicating the ZDWs.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Scatter plot of DW peak power versus wavelength for all results in the ensemble using filtering above 1400 nm . Black circles are events from single-soliton DW generation. Gray circles (red online) are events from soliton collisions. (b) Corresponding histogram plotting DW peak power distribution.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Temporal evolution showing how MI is followed by soliton emergence. The inset in (a) and the 3D plot in (b) show a collision event in more detail.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectrograms at propagation distances as shown to illustrate collision-induced DW generation in the time-frequency domain. The spectrogram gate function was 200 fs duration. The dashed line above 1500 nm shows the calculated phase-matching wavelength as described in the text.

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