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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2005
  • pp: 4702–4711

Effect of group delay ripple on picosecond pulse compression schemes

Ian C. M. Littler, Libin Fu, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 22, pp. 4702-4711 (2005)

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We show experimentally, through autocorrelation and frequency-resolved optical gating measurements, that a simple dispersive fiber Bragg grating with group delay ripple ~10 ps peak-to-peak may be used effectively to stretch ultrashort optical pulses for linear amplification before recompression to a higher-power pulse. We further investigate, through simulations, the effect of group delay ripple on the pulses and show that there are regimes, defined by both ripple magnitude and ripple period as a function of wavelength, in which the pulses are nearly perfectly compressed. A map with contours of equal figures of merit indicates favorable regions of operation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

Original Manuscript: October 28, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2005
Published: August 1, 2005

Ian C. M. Littler, Libin Fu, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Effect of group delay ripple on picosecond pulse compression schemes," Appl. Opt. 44, 4702-4711 (2005)

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