Nonlinear spectral shaping and optical rogue events in fiber-based systems

Hammani, Kamal, Kibler, Bertrand, Fatome, Julien, Boscolo, Sonia, Genty, Goery, Dudley, John M., Millot, Guy and Finot, Christophe (2012). Nonlinear spectral shaping and optical rogue events in fiber-based systems. Optical fiber technology, In pre ,

Abstract

We provide an overview of our recent work on the shaping and stability of optical continua in the long pulse regime. Fibers with normal group-velocity dispersion at all-wavelengths are shown to allow for highly coherent continua that can be nonlinearly shaped using appropriate initial conditions. In contrast, supercontinua generated in the anomalous dispersion regime are shown to exhibit large fluctuations in the temporal and spectral domains that can be controlled using a carefully chosen seed. A particular example of this is the first experimental observation of the Peregrine soliton which constitutes a prototype of optical rogue-waves.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: fiber optics, supercontinuum, pulse shaping, extreme statistics, optical solitons
Published Date: 2012
Authors: Hammani, Kamal
Kibler, Bertrand
Fatome, Julien
Boscolo, Sonia
Genty, Goery
Dudley, John M.
Millot, Guy
Finot, Christophe

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