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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 3517407, 6 pages
Research Article

Influence of the Wavelength Dependence of Birefringence in the Generation of Supercontinuum and Dispersive Wave in Fiber Optics

Facultad de Ciencias, Escuela de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, A.A 3840, Medellín 20036, Colombia

Correspondence should be addressed to Rodrigo Acuna Herrera

Received 19 January 2017; Accepted 23 May 2017; Published 15 June 2017

Academic Editor: Ivan D. Rukhlenko

Copyright © 2017 Rodrigo Acuna Herrera. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this paper, we perform numerical analysis about the influence of the wavelength dependence of birefringence (WDB) in the Supercontinuum (SC) and dispersive wave (DW) generation. We study different birefringence profiles such as constant, linear, and parabolic. We see that, for a linear and parabolic profile, the generation of SC practically does not change, while this does so when the constant value of the birefringence varies. Similar situation happens with the generation of dispersive waves. In addition, we observe that the broadband of the SC increases when the Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) is neglected for all WDB profiles.