Blue solitary waves from infrared continuous wave pumping of optical fibers

J. C. Travers
2009 Optics Express  
Modulation instability of a continuous infrared wave leading to red-shifting solitons and blue-shifting dispersive waves and then subsequent soliton trapping is shown to enable the generation of blue solitary waves in optical fibers. The physical mechanism is described in the context of continuous wave supercontinuum generation leading to a spectrum which spans the visible and near infrared within practical experimental conditions.
doi:10.1364/oe.17.001502 pmid:19188979 fatcat:ury4gbd2pbfirlgnft3q67bola