The Effect of Input Azimuth of Cross-Phase-Modulated Soliton Pulses on Supercontinuum Generation in a Dispersion-Flattened/Decreasing Fiber with Low Birefringence

Hiroyasu SONE  Masaaki IMAI  Yoh IMAI  Yasuhiro HARADA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E86-C   No.5   pp.714-718
Publication Date: 2003/05/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Joint Special Issue on Recent Progress in Optoelectronics and Communications)
nonlinear wave propagation,  supercontinuum spectrum,  optical soliton,  cross-phase modulation,  dispersion-flattened/decreasing and birefringent fiber,  

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It is found that the supercontinuum spectrum is generated from cross-phase modulated soliton pulses which are propagated through a dispersion-flattened/decreasing fiber with low birefringence. The cross-phase modulation is achieved by exciting two orthogonally polarized modes in a birefringent fiber and the effect of input azimuth of linearly polarized pulses is discussed theoretically and numerically.