WIAS Preprint No. 1108, (2006)

Compression limit by third-order dispersion in the normal dispersion regime


  • Demircan, Ayhan
  • Kroh, Marcel
  • Bandelow, Uwe
    ORCID: 0000-0003-3677-2347
  • Hüttl, Bernd
  • Weber, Hans-Georg

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 35Q55 35Q60

2008 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme

  • 42.65.Re 42.81.Dp


  • Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation, Optical Fiber




Broad-band continua at gigahertz rates generated in high-nonlinear dispersion flattened fibers in the normal dispersion regime near the zero-dispersion wavelength can be used for a subsequent efficient pulse compression, leading to stable high-repetition-rate trains of femtosecond pulses. We show experimentally and theoretically that third-order dispersion defines a critical power, where beyond further compression is inhibited. This fundamental limit is caused by a pulse-breakup.

Appeared in

  • IEEE Phot. Tech. Letter, 18 (2006) pp. 2353-2355.

Download Documents