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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3024–3026

Self-similar amplification in fiber Bragg gratings written in fiber amplifiers

Yuval P. Shapira and Moshe Horowitz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 15, pp. 3024-3026 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003024


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Abstract

We show, by using numerical simulations, that self-similar pulses with a duration on the order of few nanoseconds and an energy on the order of 10 μJ can be obtained at the output of a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) written in a fiber amplifier. The evolution of the amplified pulses is determined by the combined effect of Kerr nonlinearity, normal-dispersion, gain, and gain saturation, which limit the pulse energy. The output pulse mainly depends on the initial pulse energy rather than on the initial pulse profile. The reduced group velocity in FBGs can significantly increase the total gain for a given amplifier length. Hence we find that the proposed amplification scheme can be highly advantageous for amplification of nanosecond-scale pulses in fiber amplifiers.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2012
Published: July 16, 2012

Citation
Yuval P. Shapira and Moshe Horowitz, "Self-similar amplification in fiber Bragg gratings written in fiber amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 37, 3024-3026 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-15-3024


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