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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2090–2099

Experimental investigation of the extraction of solitons at the initial stage of the soliton formation process

M. Bello-Jiménez, E. A. Kuzin, O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, A. Flores-Rosas, and M. Durán-Sánchez  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 2090-2099 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.002090


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Abstract

We demonstrate the extraction of a single soliton from a bunch of solitons generated by the pulse breakup effect. The bunch of solitons was generated in a 500-m fiber pumped by 25-ps pulses. For the extraction of single soliton from the bunch we use a nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM). At its output we detected a pulse with full width at half-maximum (FWHM) of 0.99 ps whose autocorrelation trace corresponds to that of a soliton. Our results demonstrate that the suggested method can be useful for soliton generation, and also for investigations of the initial stage of the soliton formation process.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2009
Published: January 19, 2010

Citation
M. Bello-Jiménez, E. A. Kuzin, O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, A. Flores-Rosas, and M. Durán-Sánchez, "Experimental investigation of the extraction of solitons at the initial stage of the soliton formation process," Opt. Express 18, 2090-2099 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-3-2090


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