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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1407–1409

Spike suppression in fiber amplifiers through nonlinear polarization rotation

Jie Zhou, Mali Gong, Ping Yan, Haitao Zhang, and Dongsheng Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 9, pp. 1407-1409 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001407


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Abstract

We report a pulse reshaping approach to suppress the harmful spike in fiber amplifiers. The approach is based on the nonlinear polarization rotation induced by the optical Kerr effect along the fiber. The feasibility and optimization of the pulse reshaping mechanism is analyzed theoretically and experimentally. An experiment is set up, and effective spike removal with low insertion loss of 0.5 dB is realized.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 2010
Published: April 27, 2010

Citation
Jie Zhou, Mali Gong, Ping Yan, Haitao Zhang, and Dongsheng Wang, "Spike suppression in fiber amplifiers through nonlinear polarization rotation," Opt. Lett. 35, 1407-1409 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-9-1407


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