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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1999
  • pp: 2223–2232

Analyses of coherence-maintained ultrashort optical pulse trains and supercontinuum generation in the presence of soliton–amplified spontaneous-emission interaction

Hirokazu Kubota, Kohichi R. Tamura, and Masataka Nakazawa  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 2223-2232 (1999)

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Coherence degradation in the soliton pulse-compression process and supercontinuum generation in the presence of amplified spontaneous emission are studied with numerical simulations. We have developed a new simulation method to study the quality of a pulse train and use numerical simulations to present three ways to suppress its coherence degradation. We point out that a simple measurement of the pulse train’s power spectrum does not fully represent the quality of the pulse train because it does not contain detailed information on noise.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

Hirokazu Kubota, Kohichi R. Tamura, and Masataka Nakazawa, "Analyses of coherence-maintained ultrashort optical pulse trains and supercontinuum generation in the presence of soliton–amplified spontaneous-emission interaction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 2223-2232 (1999)

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