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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2003
  • pp: 1856–1861

Continuum spectrum generation utilizing adiabatic compression in Raman amplifier for multi-wavelength pulse source

Motoharu Matsuura and Naoto Kishi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 16, pp. 1856-1861 (2003)

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We have demonstrated a continuum spectrum generation utilizing adiabatic compression in Raman amplifier. Continuum medium consists of only dispersion-shifted fiber as a counter-pumped Raman gain medium. The power uniformity of the continuum spectrum can be improved by adjusting wavelength and power of the Raman pump source. A 16-nm-wide uniform continuum spectrum with the power fluctuation less than 3 dB is generated from an 18.0 ps pulse-width seed pulse produced by an electroabsorption modulator.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2003
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2003
Published: August 11, 2003

Motoharu Matsuura and Naoto Kishi, "Continuum spectrum generation utilizing adiabatic compression in Raman amplifier for multi-wavelength pulse source," Opt. Express 11, 1856-1861 (2003)

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