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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 852–864

Parabolic pulse generation through passive nonlinear pulse reshaping in a normally dispersive two segment fiber device

Christophe Finot, Lionel Provost, Periklis Petropoulos, and David J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 852-864 (2007)

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We numerically and experimentally demonstrate that pulses with a parabolic intensity profile can be formed by passive reshaping of more conventional laser pulses using nonlinear propagation in a length of normally dispersive nonlinear fibre. Moreover, we show that the parabolic shape can be stabilised by launching these pulses into a second length of fiber with suitably different nonlinear and dispersive characteristics relative to the initial reshaping fiber.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2006
Published: February 5, 2007

Christophe Finot, Lionel Provost, Periklis Petropoulos, and David J. Richardson, "Parabolic pulse generation through passive nonlinear pulse reshaping in a normally dispersive two segment fiber device," Opt. Express 15, 852-864 (2007)

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