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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 13 — Jun. 30, 2003
  • pp: 1547–1552

Experimental generation of parabolic pulses via Raman amplification in optical fiber

Christophe Finot, Guy Millot, Cyril Billet, and John M. Dudley  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 13, pp. 1547-1552 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.001547


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Abstract

Parabolic pulse generation via Raman amplification is experimentally demonstrated in 5.3 km of non-zero dispersion shifted fiber presenting normal group velocity dispersion at the injected signal pulse wavelength of 1550 nm. The fiber is pumped by a commercially-available continuous wave source at 1455 nm, and the intensity and chirp of the amplifier output are characterized using frequency-resolved optical gating. For 2.4 pJ input pulses of 10 ps duration, the output pulse characteristics are studied as a function of amplifier gain over the range 11–24 dB, allowing the evolution of the input pulse to a parabolic pulse to be clearly seen for amplifier gains exceeding 15 dB. Numerical compression of the output pulses show that near chirp-free pulses can be obtained using only linear chirp compensation.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: May 27, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2003
Published: June 30, 2003

Citation
Christophe Finot, Guy Millot, Cyril Billet, and John Dudley, "Experimental generation of parabolic pulses via Raman amplification in optical fiber," Opt. Express 11, 1547-1552 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-13-1547


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