Limit for pulse compression by pulse splitting
- Demircan, Ayhan
- Bandelow, Uwe
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
- 35Q55 35Q60 78A60
- Nonlinear Schrödinger equation, optical fiber, pulse compression
We have detected a fundamental pulse-compression limit for high-nonlinear fibers in the normal dispersion regime near the zero-dispersion wavelength. The desired generation of a broadband continuum by self-phase modulation is limited by already small amounts of third-order dispersion, which results in pulse splitting above a critical pulse power. We investigate the critical fiber length in dependence on pulse- and fiber parameters.
- Optical and Quantum Electronics 38 (12 - 14): 1167-1172, Sep 2006