Widely tunable femtosecond solitonic radiation in photonic crystal fiber cladding Academic Article uri icon


  • We report on a means to generate tunable ultrashort optical pulses. We demonstrate that dispersive waves generated by solitons within the small-core features of a photonic crystal fiber cladding can be used to obtain femtosecond pulses tunable over an octave-wide spectral range. The generation process is highly efficient and occurs at the relatively low laser powers available from a simple Ti:sapphire laser oscillator. The described phenomenon is general and will play an important role in other systems where solitons are known to exist. 2010 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Peng, J., Sokolov, A. V., Benabid, F., Biancalana, F., Light, P. S., Couny, F., & Roberts, P. J.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Peng, Jiahui||Sokolov, Alexei V||Benabid, F||Biancalana, F||Light, PS||Couny, F||Roberts, PJ

publication date

  • March 2010