Nonlinear Waves and Turbulence in Photonics 2022 - Abstract

de Sterke, Martijn

A menagerie of solitons by variations of dispersion

We recently reported a soliton fibre laser in which the dispersion can be programmed at will. This begs the following question: given this capability, what dispersion would be interesting and what applications might be made possible. To answer this question, I will discuss our recent findings, including solitons with pure and with mixed orders of dispersion. We show that the latter can lead to an enhancement of nonlinear effects. We characterise the effective nonlinearity and compare with our theory.