WIAS Preprint No. 1153, (2006)

Limit for pulse compression by pulse splitting


  • Demircan, Ayhan
  • Bandelow, Uwe
    ORCID: 0000-0003-3677-2347

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 35Q55 35Q60 78A60


  • Nonlinear Schrödinger equation, optical fiber, pulse compression


We have detected a fundamental pulse-compression limit for high-nonlinear fibers in the normal dispersion regime near the zero-dispersion wavelength. The desired generation of a broadband continuum by self-phase modulation is limited by already small amounts of third-order dispersion, which results in pulse splitting above a critical pulse power. We investigate the critical fiber length in dependence on pulse- and fiber parameters.

Appeared in

  • Optical and Quantum Electronics 38 (12 - 14): 1167-1172, Sep 2006

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