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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1821–1823

Measurement of pulse amplitude and phase using cross-phase modulation in microstructure fiber

P. Honzatko, J. Kanka, and B. Vrany  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 14, pp. 1821-1823 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001821


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Abstract

Cross-phase modulation in a highly nonlinear microstructure optical fiber with low dispersion and high birefringence is used for the measurement of the pulse amplitude and phase of picosecond pulses by frequency-resolved optical gating. An alignment-free configuration including an optical amplifier is proposed and experimentally tested. The simulated annealing method is used for retrieving the amplitude and phase from cross-phase modulation spectrograms. It takes into account the birefringence of the measurement fiber and the resolution of the optical spectrum analyzer.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

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P. Honzatko, J. Kanka, and B. Vrany, "Measurement of pulse amplitude and phase using cross-phase modulation in microstructure fiber," Opt. Lett. 30, 1821-1823 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-14-1821

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