A phase modulator is employed in the scheme of soliton pulse compression with dispersion shifted fiber (DSF). Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) effect, as a negative influence here, can be dramatically suppressed after optical phase modulation. The experimental result shows that the launched power required for high-order soliton pulse compression has been significantly increased by 11 dB under the condition of 100-MHz phase modulation. Accordingly, the experiment of picosecond pulse compression generated from electro-absorption sampling window (EASW) has also been implemented.
© 2009 Chinese Optics Letters
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
Bo L, Taorong Gong, Ming Chen, Muguang Wang, Tangjun Li, Genxiang Chen, and Shuisheng Jian, "Suppression of stimulated Brillouin scattering with phase modulator in soliton pulse compression," Chin. Opt. Lett. 7, 656-658 (2009)