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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 5671–5676

Femtosecond pulses at 20 GHz repetition rate through spectral masking of a phase modulated signal and nonlinear pulse compression

B. H. Chapman, A. V. Doronkin, J. M. Stone, J. C. Knight, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5671-5676 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.005671


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Abstract

We present a laser system capable of producing 190 femtosecond pulses at a repetition rate of 20 GHz. The spectral masking of a phase modulated diode laser is used to produce a train of picosecond pulses which are compressed using a fibre-grating compressor followed by subsequent adiabatic soliton compression to the femtosecond regime using a tapered photonic crystal fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2013
Published: March 1, 2013

Citation
B. H. Chapman, A. V. Doronkin, J. M. Stone, J. C. Knight, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, "Femtosecond pulses at 20 GHz repetition rate through spectral masking of a phase modulated signal and nonlinear pulse compression," Opt. Express 21, 5671-5676 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-5-5671


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