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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 11 — May. 24, 2010
  • pp: 11700–11706

Wideband spectral compression of wavelength-tunable ultrashort soliton pulse using comb-profile fiber

N. Nishizawa, K. Takahashi, Y. Ozeki, and K. Itoh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 11700-11706 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.011700


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Abstract

We demonstrated spectral compression of ultrashort soliton pulses in a wide wavelength region based on an adiabatic soliton spectral compression technique using a comb-profile fiber. The comb-profile fiber was carefully designed using numerical analysis and fabricated using a conventional single-mode fiber and a dispersion-shifted fiber. The spectral width of a 200 fs soliton pulse was compressed from 12 to 15 nm to 0.54–0.71 nm in the wavelength region 1620–1850 nm, giving a spectral compression factor of up to 19.8–25.9. Owing to the soliton effect, the side lobe level was suppressed to –19.2 to –9.7 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2010
Published: May 18, 2010

Citation
N. Nishizawa, K. Takahashi, Y. Ozeki, and K. Itoh, "Wideband spectral compression of wavelength-tunable ultrashort soliton pulse using comb-profile fiber," Opt. Express 18, 11700-11706 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-11-11700


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