Optical Review

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 179–189

Influence of Polarization and Pulse Shape of Femtosecond Initial Laser Pulses on Spectral Broadening in Microstructure Fibers

  • Montian Tianprateep
  • Junji Tada
  • Fumihiko Kannari
Article

Abstract

We theoretically studied the influence of initial parameters of laser pulses, such as polarization, pulse shape and frequency chirp, on the broadening of spectrum during pulse propagation through microstructure fibers (MSFs). We utilized two coupled-mode equations based on the nonlinear Schrödinger equation using an intermediate-broadening model for a Raman response function, and the dispersion coefficients from 2nd to 7th orders for the slow and fast axes, respectively, of highly birefringent MSFs.

Key words

polarization microstructure fibers split-step Fourier method ultrashort laser pulses nonlinear optics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Montian Tianprateep
    • 1
  • Junji Tada
    • 1
  • Fumihiko Kannari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan

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