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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 614–621

Theory of parabolic pulse propagation in nonlinear dispersion-decreasing optical fiber amplifiers

Stefan Wabnitz and Christophe Finot  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 614-621 (2008)

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We show that pulse spectral broadening in normally dispersive nonlinear fiber amplifiers may be enhanced by introducing a suitable dispersion tapering. We obtain an analytical dispersion profile that permits one to reduce pulse propagation in a varying dispersion fiber to the case of an equivalent fiber with constant parameters.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2008
Published: March 27, 2008

Stefan Wabnitz and Christophe Finot, "Theory of parabolic pulse propagation in nonlinear dispersion-decreasing optical fiber amplifiers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 614-621 (2008)

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