Experimental generation of optical flaticon pulses

Year: 2013

Authors: Varlot B., Wabnitz S., Fatome J., Millot G., Finot C.

Autors Affiliation: Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB), UMR 6303 CNRS/Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France; Department of Information Engineering, Università di Brescia, Brescia, Italy

Abstract: We experimentally investigate the nonlinear reshaping of a continuous wave that leads to chirp-free and flat-top intense pulses or flaticons exhibiting strong temporal oscillations at their edges and a stable self-similar expansion upon propagation of their central region. This study was performed in the normal dispersion regime of a nonzero dispersion-shifted fiber and involved a sinusoidal phase modulation of the continuous wave. Our fiber optics experiment is analogous to considering the collision between oppositely directed currents near the beach, and it may open the way to new investigations in the field of hydrodynamics.

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 38 (19)      Pages from: 3899  to: 3902

KeyWords: Continuous Wave; Flat-top; Non-zero dispersion-shifted fibers; Normal dispersion; Self-similar; Sinusoidal phase modulation; Temporal oscillations, Optics; Optoelectronic devices, Phase modulation
DOI: 10.1364/OL.38.003899

Citations: 16
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