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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 4997–5007

Self-phase modulation compensated by positive dispersion in chirped-pulse systems

Damian N. Schimpf, Enrico Seise, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 4997-5007 (2009)

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We experimentally demonstrate compensation of the impact of Kerr-nonlinearity with positive dispersion in chirped-pulse systems. The condition for the phase-compensation is derived and design guidelines are presented. The technique is shown with a fiber-based system employing conventional diffraction gratings as well in a system that is based on chirped volume Bragg-gratings. Practical requirements on the stretching unit are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2009
Published: March 16, 2009

Damian Schimpf, Enrico Seise, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Self-phase modulation compensated by positive dispersion in chirped-pulse systems," Opt. Express 17, 4997-5007 (2009)

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