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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1994
  • pp: 734–736

250-fs optical pulse generation by simultaneous soliton compression and shaping in a nonlinear optical loop mirror including a weak attenuation

Laurent Chusseau and Éric Delevaque  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 734-736 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.000734


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Abstract

We report the generation of 30-W peak-power 250-fs-wide pedestal-free optical pulses at 1.54 μm by use of a chirp-compensated optically amplified semiconductor laser followed by simultaneous soliton compression and shaping within a nonlinear optical loop mirror. A weak controllable attenuation is inserted within the loop to permit precise control of the pulse shape. Pedestal-free pulses are obtained after optimization of both the fiber length and the power balance between the counterpropagating pulses within the loop. The corresponding spectrum reveals a twofold split structure that is due to a residual chirp from self-phase modulation.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: September 23, 1993
Published: May 15, 1994

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Laurent Chusseau and Éric Delevaque, "250-fs optical pulse generation by simultaneous soliton compression and shaping in a nonlinear optical loop mirror including a weak attenuation," Opt. Lett. 19, 734-736 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-10-734

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