Multicore, tapered optical fiber for nonlinear pulse reshaping and saturable absorption

Thomas F S Büttner, Darren D. Hudson*, Eric C. Mägi, Alvaro Casas Bedoya, Thierry Taunay, Benjamin J. Eggleton

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Abstract

We present a new method to create a coupled waveguide array via tapering a seven-core telecommunications fiber. The fiber based waveguide array is demonstrated to exhibit the novel physics associated with coupled waveguide arrays, such as discrete diffraction and discrete self-focusing. The saturable absorber characteristics of the device are characterized and an autocorrelation measurement reveals significant single-pass pulse reshaping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2469-2471
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

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    Büttner, T. F. S., Hudson, D. D., Mägi, E. C., Bedoya, A. C., Taunay, T., & Eggleton, B. J. (2012). Multicore, tapered optical fiber for nonlinear pulse reshaping and saturable absorption. Optics Letters, 37(13), 2469-2471. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002469