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Mirror transformation and super-focusing of Airy pulses under the action of third order dispersion
Author(s): R. Driben; Y. Hu; Z. Chen; B. A. Malomed; R. Morandotti
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Paper Abstract

We study truncated Airy pulses launched into an anomalous dispersion domain of a fiber with strong positive third order dispersion. The pulse quickly reaches the focal point, and then it undergoes a mirror transformation and continues to propagate with the acceleration in the opposite direction. At the focal point all of the light pulse energy is concentrated in a very narrow temporal slot, exhibiting an intriguing pulse compression technique. When both dispersion terms act on the pulse, the focal point extends to a finite area of spreading of the truncated Airy pulse. The size of the area depends on the relative strength of the TOD term relative to its second-order counterpart. After this area, the pulse reemerges again and continues its evolution mirror-transformed. A full exact analytical description of pulses dynamics is developed and verified with direct numerical simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8781, Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations, 878111 (7 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2017728
Show Author Affiliations
R. Driben, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Univ. Paderborn (Germany)
Y. Hu, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada)
Z. Chen, San Francisco State Univ. (United States)
B. A. Malomed, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
R. Morandotti, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8781:
Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations
Pavel Cheben; Jiří Čtyroký; Iñigo Molina-Fernandez, Editor(s)

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