Universal Peregrine soliton structure in optical fibre soliton compression

C. Billet, A. Tikan, G. El, A. Tovbis, M. Bertola, T. Sylvestre, F. Gustave, S. Randoux, G. Genty, P. Suret, J. M. Dudley

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Following its first observation in optics in 2010, the Peregrine soliton (PS) is now recognized as one of the seminal solutions of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLSE) [1]. Although it is widely believed that the PS is uniquely associated with the process of plane wave modulation instability (MI), recent theory has shown that it actually appears more generally as a universal localized structure emerging during high power nonlinear pulse propagation [2]. Some evidence for this has already been seen in partially coherent nonlinear propagation in optical fibers [3], but in this paper, we use frequency-resolved optical gating to fully characterize an evolving high-order optical soliton around the first point of compression, and quantitatively confirm theoretical predictions that the properties of the compressed pulse and pedestal can indeed be interpreted in terms of the PS solution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCLEO/Europe-EQEC 2017
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781509067374
ISBN (Print)9781509067374
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2017 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 25 Jun 201729 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F81-EQEC 2017


ConferenceEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2017


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