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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1993
  • pp: 476–478

Soliton pulse compression in dispersion-decreasing fiber

S. V. Chernikov, E. M. Dianov, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 476-478 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.18.000476


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Abstract

We investigate the adiabatic compression of picosecond and subpicosecond soliton pulses from all-fiber, passively mode-locked, erbium-doped fiber soliton lasers operating at 1550 nm in dispersion-decreasing fibers (DDF’s). High-quality soliton compression from 630 down to 115 fs in a 100-m DDF and from 3.5 down to 230 fs in a 1.6-km DDF is obtained. The effects of third-order dispersion and Raman self-scattering on the compression process are observed and discussed.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: October 19, 1992
Published: April 1, 1993

Citation
S. V. Chernikov, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, and E. M. Dianov, "Soliton pulse compression in dispersion-decreasing fiber," Opt. Lett. 18, 476-478 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-18-7-476

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