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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.011073


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Abstract

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

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

Citation
Eiji Shiraki and Norihiko Nishizawa, "Coherent ultrashort pulse generation from incoherent light by pulse trapping in birefringent fibers," Opt. Express 20, 11073-11082 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-10-11073


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