Experimental generation of optical flaticon pulses
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 modulationDOI: 10.1364/OL.38.003899Citations: 16data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2022-06-26References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here