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Type: Journal article
Title: Midinfrared optical rogue waves in soft glass photonic crystal fiber
Author: Buccoliero, D.
Steffensen, H.
Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.
Monro, T.
Bang, O.
Citation: Optics Express, 2011; 19(19):17973-17978
Publisher: Optical Soc Amer
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1094-4087
1094-4087
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Daniel Buccoliero, Henrik Steffensen, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Tanya M. Monro and Ole Bang
Abstract: We investigate numerically the formation of extreme events or rogue waves in soft glass tellurite fibers and demonstrate that optical loss drastically diminishes shot-to-shot fluctuations characteristic of picosecond pumped supercontinuum (SC). When loss is neglected these fluctuations include extreme events such as formation of highly energetic pulses located at the red end of the spectrum and we obtain right-skewed heavy-tailed distributions characteristic of extreme events statistics. On the other hand, when loss is included bandwidth fluctuations follow Gaussian-like statistical distributions. Our results thus implicitly show that rogue waves will not occur in any SC spectrum that is limited by loss, such as commercial silica fiber based SC sources.
Rights: Copyright 2011 OSA
RMID: 0020112609
DOI: 10.1364/OE.19.017973
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