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Theory of photoionization-induced blueshift of ultrashort solitons in gas-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fibers

Saleh, M; Chang, Wonkeun; Holzer, P; Nazarkin, A.; Travers, J C; Joly, Nicolas Y.; Russell, P. St. J.; Biancalana, Fabio

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We show theoretically that the photoionization process in a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber filled with a Raman-inactive noble gas leads to a constant acceleration of solitons in the time domain with a continuous shift to higher frequencies, limited only by ionization loss. This phenomenon is opposite to the well-known Raman self-frequency redshift of solitons in solid-core glass fibers. We also predict the existence of unconventional long-range nonlocal soliton interactions leading to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78932
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.203902

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