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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — Mar. 7, 2005
  • pp: 1743–1748

Optical pulse generation using soliton-assisted time-lens compression

Marc Hanna, Pierre-Ambroise Lacourt, Stéphane Poinsot, and John M. Dudley  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 1743-1748 (2005)

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A simple, stable, and tunable optical pulse source emitting 3.2 ps pulses at a 10 GHz repetition rate is presented. The pulses are obtained through soliton-assisted time-lens compression in a standard single mode fiber, and are fully characterized by wavelength-conversion frequency-resolved optical gating. The use of nonlinear effects relaxes the constraint of the high driving voltage on the phase modulator usually required in this type of source.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

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Original Manuscript: January 10, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2005
Published: March 7, 2005

Marc Hanna, Pierre-Ambroise Lacourt, Stéphane Poinsot, and John Dudley, "Optical pulse generation using soliton-assisted time-lens compression," Opt. Express 13, 1743-1748 (2005)

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