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Temporal and Spectral Nonlinear Pulse Shaping Methods in Optical Fibers

  • Sonia Boscolo
  • Julien Fatome
  • Sergei K. Turitsyn
  • Guy Millot
  • Christophe Finot
Chapter

Abstract

The combination of the third-order optical nonlinearity with chromatic dispersion in optical fibers offers an extremely rich variety of possibilities for tailoring the temporal and spectral content of a light signal, depending on the regime of dispersion that is used. Here, we review recent progress on the use of third-order nonlinear processes in optical fibers for pulse shaping in the temporal and spectral domains. Various examples of practical significance will be discussed, spanning fields from the generation of specialized temporal waveforms to the generation of ultrashort pulses, and to stable continuum generation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonia Boscolo
    • 1
  • Julien Fatome
    • 2
  • Sergei K. Turitsyn
    • 1
  • Guy Millot
    • 2
  • Christophe Finot
    • 2
  1. 1.Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, School of Engineering and Applied ScienceAston UniversityBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire CARNOT de BourgogneUMR 6303 CNRS-Université de BourgogneDijonFrance

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