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Supercontinuum generation with femtosecond self-healing Airy pulses.

Research paper by Craig C Ament, Pavel P Polynkin, Jerome V JV Moloney

Indexed on: 17 Jan '12Published on: 17 Jan '12Published in: Physical review letters



Abstract

We report experiments and numerical simulations on supercontinuum generation with femtosecond Airy pulses in a highly nonlinear optical fiber. The ability of the Airy waveform to regenerate its dominant intensity peak results in the generation of distinct spectral features. Airy pulses and other self-healing temporal waveforms may be useful for the generation of spectra with desired properties.