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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 23070–23078

Ultrashort pulse generation from continuous wave by pulse trapping in birefringent fibers

Eiji Shiraki, Norihiko Nishizawa, and Kazuyoshi Itoh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 23070-23078 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.023070


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Abstract

We investigated the phenomenon of orthogonally polarized pulse trapping between a continuous-wave beam and an ultrashort soliton pulse in birefringent fibers both experimentally and numerically. Using pulse trapping and amplification, we demonstrated ultrashort pulse generation from a continuous-wave beam. The generated pulse had a nearly transform-limited sech2-shape and a temporal width of 350 fs. The obtained maximum pulse energy was 300 pJ using a 400 m-long low-birefringence fiber, and the corresponding gain was as large as 41 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2010
Published: October 18, 2010

Citation
Eiji Shiraki, Norihiko Nishizawa, and Kazuyoshi Itoh, "Ultrashort pulse generation from continuous wave by pulse trapping in birefringent fibers," Opt. Express 18, 23070-23078 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-22-23070


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