We demonstrate efficient spectral compression of picosecond pulses in an all-fiber configuration at telecommunication wavelengths. A spectral compression by a factor of 12 is achieved. Performing temporal shaping with a parabolic pulse significantly improves the spectral compression with much lower substructures and an enhanced Strehl ratio.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2012
Published: June 29, 2012
J. Fatome, B. Kibler, E. R. Andresen, H. Rigneault, and C. Finot, "All-fiber spectral compression of picosecond pulses at telecommunication wavelength enhanced by amplitude shaping," Appl. Opt. 51, 4547-4553 (2012)