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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 8 — Apr. 17, 2006
  • pp: 3161–3170

Parabolic pulse evolution in normally dispersive fiber amplifiers preceding the similariton formation regime

Christophe Finot, Francesca Parmigiani, Periklis Petropoulos, and David J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 8, pp. 3161-3170 (2006)

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We show analytically and numerically that parabolic pulses and similaritons are not always synonyms and that a self-phase modulation amplification regime can precede the self-similar evolution. The properties of the recompressed pulses after SPM amplification are investigated. We also demonstrate that negatively chirped parabolic pulses can exhibit a spectral recompression during amplification leading to high-power chirp-free parabolic pulses at the amplifier output.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2006
Published: April 17, 2006

Christophe Finot, Francesca Parmigiani, Periklis Petropoulos, and David Richardson, "Parabolic pulse evolution in normally dispersive fiber amplifiers preceding the similariton formation regime," Opt. Express 14, 3161-3170 (2006)

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