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Opt Lett. 2010 Jul 15;35(14):2367-9. doi: 10.1364/OL.35.002367.

Influence of third-order dispersion on the propagation of incoherent light in optical fibers.

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  • 1Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, UMR-CNRS 5209, Universit√© de Bourgogne, France.


We study the influence of third-order dispersion effects on the propagation of an incoherent nonlinear wave in an optical fiber system. The wave spectrum is shown to exhibit a highly asymmetric deformation characterized by a lateral spectral shoulder and the subsequent formation of an unexpected constant spectral pedestal. A kinetic approach to the problem reveals the existence of an invariant that explains in detail the essential properties of such asymmetric spectral evolution of the wave.

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