Compression limit by third-order dispersion in the normal dispersion regime
- Demircan, Ayhan
- Kroh, Marcel
- Bandelow, Uwe
- Hüttl, Bernd
- Weber, Hans-Georg
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
- 35Q55 35Q60
2008 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme
- 42.65.Re 42.81.Dp
- Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation, Optical Fiber
Broad-band continua at gigahertz rates generated in high-nonlinear dispersion flattened fibers in the normal dispersion regime near the zero-dispersion wavelength can be used for a subsequent efficient pulse compression, leading to stable high-repetition-rate trains of femtosecond pulses. We show experimentally and theoretically that third-order dispersion defines a critical power, where beyond further compression is inhibited. This fundamental limit is caused by a pulse-breakup.
- IEEE Phot. Tech. Letter, 18 (2006) pp. 2353-2355.