Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 4 (2009)

Self-phase modulation effects and pulse propagation in gain-guided fibers

R. Zhou, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, Q. Zhan, P. E. Powers, J. W. Haus


We present a theoretical analysis of pulse propagation and self-focusing in a gain-guided (GG) fiber amplifier. A weak pulse is launched in the GG fiber when the input pulse reaches a critical power the pulse begins to collapse in the transverse direction. By using different input powers the transmission characteristics are changed. We add coupling to a single-mode fiber at the output end and study pulse dispersion and energy.

© The Authors. All rights reserved. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2009.09051]

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