Mirror transformation and super-focusing of Airy pulses under the action of third order dispersion

R. Driben*, Y. Hu, Z. Chen, B. A. Malomed, R. Morandotti

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We study truncated Airy pulses launched into an anomalous dispersion domain of a fiber with strong positive third order dispersion. The pulse quickly reaches the focal point, and then it undergoes a mirror transformation and continues to propagate with the acceleration in the opposite direction. At the focal point all of the light pulse energy is concentrated in a very narrow temporal slot, exhibiting an intriguing pulse compression technique. When both dispersion terms act on the pulse, the focal point extends to a finite area of spreading of the truncated Airy pulse. The size of the area depends on the relative strength of the TOD term relative to its second-order counterpart. After this area, the pulse reemerges again and continues its evolution mirror-transformed. A full exact analytical description of pulses dynamics is developed and verified with direct numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated Optics
Subtitle of host publicationPhysics and Simulations
StatePublished - 2013
EventIntegrated Optics: Physics and Simulations - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 17 Apr 201318 Apr 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceIntegrated Optics: Physics and Simulations
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


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