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Spatiotemporal mode coupling in highly multimode physical systems permits new routes for exploring complex instabilities and forming coherent wave structures. We present here the first experimental demonstration of multiple geometric parametric instability sidebands, generated in the frequency domain through resonant space-time coupling, owing to the… (More)
We generated a broad spectrum of light between 1064 and 1300 nm in the infrared by cascading stimulated Raman scattering in a potassium titanyl phosphate crystal while broadband conversion of the infrared Raman cascade was simultaneously achieved in the visible through second-harmonic generation (SHG) and sum-frequency mixing. We observed that odd- and… (More)
We describe the generation of powerful dispersive waves that are observed when pumping a dual concentric core microstructured fiber by means of a sub-nanosecond laser emitting at the wavelength of 1064 nm. The presence of three zeros in the dispersion curve, their spectral separation from the pump wavelength, and the complex dynamics of solitons originated… (More)
We propose a new approach for secret key exchange involving the variation of the cavity length of an ultra-long fibre laser. The scheme is based on the realisation that the free spectral range of the laser cavity can be used as an information carrier. We present a proof-of-principle demonstration of this new concept using a 50-km-long fibre laser to link… (More)
We experimentally demonstrate that pumping a graded-index multimode fiber with sub-ns pulses from a microchip Nd:YAG laser leads to spectrally flat supercontinuum generation with a uniform bell-shaped spatial beam profile extending from the visible to the mid-infrared at 2500 nm. We study the development of the supercontinuum along the multimode fiber by… (More)
A supercontinuum laser source was designed for multiplex-coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering spectroscopy. This source was based on the use of a germanium-doped standard optical fiber with a zero dispersion wavelength at 1600 nm and pumped at 1064 nm. We analyzed the nonlinear spectro-temporal interrelations of a subnanosecond pulse propagating in a… (More)
The originality of the radiation source presented here is localized in its ultrafast speed and its autonomy of scanning a large spatial area. That behavior is obtained by means of a trigger mode of radiation perfectly controlled by a single optical source. The transmitter consists of a powerful picoseconds laser, an optical power divider and n… (More)
We experimentally study spatio-temporal nonlinear dynamics in periodically poled lithium niobate crystal. We discuss broadband frequency conversion by modulation instability through cascading second harmonic generation under self-defocusing regime. Measurements agree well with numerical simulations.
Stimulated Raman scattering was investigated in potassium titanyl phosphate. A broadband Raman cascade was generated between 1086 nm and 1250 nm. A detailed discussion is given about spatial and temporal distortions of Raman-scattered light.
We study supercontinuum generation in a multimode microstructured optical fiber by dual-wavelength pumping. We demonstrate significant blue extension of the spectrum in relatively short fiber length by exploiting cross-phase modulation between high order modes.