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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 4 — Feb. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1138–1143

Ultrafast optical delay line using soliton propagation between a time-prism pair

James van Howe and Chris Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 1138-1143 (2005)

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Through theoretical analysis and experiment, we show that the performance of an ultrafast optical delay line using a time-prism pair is significantly improved when solition propagation is used between time-prisms. The enhancement is most dramatic for short pulses where dispersive pulse broadening in a linear propagation regime between time-prisms is large and limits perfomance. Experimentally, we demonstrate an optical delay line using soliton propagation in an all-fiber configuration allowing us to achieve a scan rate of 0.5 GHz, a delay range of 33.0 ps, no pre- and post-dispersion compensation, and a delay-to-pulse-width ratio of 6.0.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 10, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2005
Published: February 21, 2005

James van Howe and Chris Xu, "Ultrafast optical delay line using soliton propagation between a time-prism pair," Opt. Express 13, 1138-1143 (2005)

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