Simple guidelines to predict self-phase modulation patterns

Abstract

We present a simple approach to predict the main features of optical spectra affected by self-phase modulation (SPM), which is based on regarding the spectral modification as an interference effect. A two-wave interference model is found sufficient to describe the SPM-broadened spectra of initially transform-limited or up-chirped pulses, whereas a third wave should be included in the model for initially down-chirped pulses. Simple analytical formulas are derived, which accurately predict the positions of the outermost peaks of the spectra.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.35.003143
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Additional Information: This paper was published in Journal of the Optical Society of America B and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.35.003143. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2018-11-30
Published Online Date: 2018-10-31
Accepted Date: 2018-10-30
Authors: Finot, Christophe
Chaussard, Frederic
Boscolo, Sonia ( 0000-0001-5388-2893)

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