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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 21 — Oct. 18, 2004
  • pp: 5104–5109

Synthesis of optical pulses by use of similaritons

C. Finot and G. Millot  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 21, pp. 5104-5109 (2004)

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We propose and demonstrate experimentally a novel method for synthesizing chirp-free pulses of any desired temporal shape by means of chirp compensation and spectral filtering of optical Raman similaritons. The synthesized pulse shape is independent of the waveform, wavelength and energy of the initial pulses that are used for the similariton generation. Pulses are fully characterized by means of different techniques including cross-correlation and spectrum measurements, and the PICASO technique.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 5, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2004
Published: October 18, 2004

Christophe Finot and G. Millot, "Synthesis of optical pulses by use of similaritons," Opt. Express 12, 5104-5109 (2004)

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