Spectroscopy of Raman-shifted solitons in photonic-crystal fibers

Authors

  • E. E. Serebryannikov,

    1. Physics Department, International Laser Center, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorob'evy gory, Moscow, 119992, Russia
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  • Ming-Lie Hu,

    1. Ultrafast Laser Lab, School of Precision Instruments and Optoelectronics Engineering, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Information Technical Science, Tianjin University, 300072 Tianjin, P.R. China
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  • Ching-Yue Wang,

    1. Ultrafast Laser Lab, School of Precision Instruments and Optoelectronics Engineering, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Information Technical Science, Tianjin University, 300072 Tianjin, P.R. China
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  • Yan-Feng Li,

    1. Ultrafast Laser Lab, School of Precision Instruments and Optoelectronics Engineering, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Information Technical Science, Tianjin University, 300072 Tianjin, P.R. China
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  • Zhuan Wang,

    1. Ultrafast Laser Lab, School of Precision Instruments and Optoelectronics Engineering, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Information Technical Science, Tianjin University, 300072 Tianjin, P.R. China
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  • Lu Chai,

    1. Ultrafast Laser Lab, School of Precision Instruments and Optoelectronics Engineering, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Information Technical Science, Tianjin University, 300072 Tianjin, P.R. China
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  • Xiaomin Ren,

    1. Key Laboratory of Optical Communication and Lightwave Technologies, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, P.R. China
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  • K. V. Dukel'skii,

    1. S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, St Petersburg 199034, Russia
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  • A. V. Khokhlov,

    1. S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, St Petersburg 199034, Russia
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  • V. S. Shevandin,

    1. S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, St Petersburg 199034, Russia
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  • Yu. N. Kondrat'ev,

    1. S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, St Petersburg 199034, Russia
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  • A. M. Zheltikov

    Corresponding author
    1. Physics Department, International Laser Center, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorob'evy gory, Moscow, 119992, Russia
    • Physics Department, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorob'evy gory, Moscow 119992, Russia.
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  • Presented as part of a commemorative issue for Wolfgang Kiefer on the occasion of his 65th birthday.

Abstract

While femtosecond nonlinear Raman techniques typically deal with packets of vibrational quantum states in molecular systems, the technique proposed and implemented in this work uses the results of spectroscopic measurements to reconstruct the temporal structure of short-pulse wavepackets undergoing continuous frequency downshifting owing to the Raman effect in special optical fibers. Our numerical simulations and experimental results demonstrate that the temporal structure and time dynamics of solitons in photonic-crystal fibers can be conveniently reconstructed from spectral measurements performed at the output of the fiber. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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