Experimental control over soliton interaction in optical fiber by pre-shaped input field

Esben R. Andresen, John M. Dudley, Dan Oron, Christophe Finot, Hervé Rigneault

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Interactions between femtosecond solitons in a nonlinear photonic-crystal fiber are of fundamental interest. But many practical applications would abound if solitons could be arbitrarily superposed into multiples in the fiber. Here, we numerically and experimentally demonstrate a first step towards this aim, the creation of a soliton pair with arbitrary relative phase, delay, and frequency throughout almost the entire output parameter space with the aid of a pre-shaped fiber input field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex Light and Optical Forces VI
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2 2012
EventComplex Light and Optical Forces VI - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 25 2012Jan 26 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherComplex Light and Optical Forces VI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • CARS
  • Fiber
  • SRS
  • coherent control
  • endoscopy
  • frequency conversion
  • interference
  • microscopy
  • pulse shaping
  • soliton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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