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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 10 — May. 7, 2012
  • pp: 11073–11082

Coherent ultrashort pulse generation from incoherent light by pulse trapping in birefringent fibers

Eiji Shiraki and Norihiko Nishizawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 11073-11082 (2012)

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We investigated the nonlinear fiber phenomena of pulse trapping and amplification between incoherent light and an ultrashort soliton pulse in birefringent fibers both experimentally and numerically. Using the phenomena in a 1.4 km-long low-birefringence fiber, a coherent, nearly transform-limited, sech2-shaped, ultrashort pulse was generated from incoherent light from a super-luminescent diode. The average pulse energy and pulse width were 121 pJ and 640 fs, respectively. The estimated gain of this system was as large as 62 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:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2012
Published: April 30, 2012

Eiji Shiraki and Norihiko Nishizawa, "Coherent ultrashort pulse generation from incoherent light by pulse trapping in birefringent fibers," Opt. Express 20, 11073-11082 (2012)

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