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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2695–2697

Stationary rescaled pulse in dispersion-managed comblike profiled fiber for highly efficient and high-quality optical pulse compression

Takashi Inoue, Yuki Taniguchi, Jiro Hiroishi, Takeshi Yagi, and Yu Mimura  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 18, pp. 2695-2697 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002695


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Abstract

A stationary rescaled pulse (SRP) exists in a dispersion-managed comblike profiled fiber (DM-CPF) that consists of alternate concatenations of normal-dispersion highly nonlinear fiber and single-mode fiber. Numerical analysis reveals that the newly found SRP exhibits a nearly Gaussian temporal profile with a small amount of pedestal in spite of a relatively large compression ratio. We apply the SRP propagation to optical pulse compression based on DM-CPF and demonstrate highly efficient and high-quality optical pulse compression. Using a three-step DM-CPF, we experimentally show that a 2.6 ps width input pulse is successfully compressed to a nearly Gaussian pulse having the width of 0.39 ps and the peak-to-pedestal ratio of 19.3 dB .

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(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: July 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2007
Published: September 4, 2007

Citation
Takashi Inoue, Yuki Taniguchi, Jiro Hiroishi, Takeshi Yagi, and Yu Mimura, "Stationary rescaled pulse in dispersion-managed comblike profiled fiber for highly efficient and high-quality optical pulse compression," Opt. Lett. 32, 2695-2697 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-18-2695

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