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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1996
  • pp: 68–70

Pulse compression by nonlinear pulse evolution with reduced optical wave breaking in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers

K. Tamura and M. Nakazawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 68-70 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000068


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Abstract

Nonlinear pulse evolution is studied for a fiber with normal dispersion (ND) and gain. Numerical simulations show that under certain conditions the pulse evolves into a parabolic shape, which has been shown to reduce optical wave breaking. Much as with the square pulse that forms in passive fibers with ND, the interplay of ND and self-phase modulation creates a highly linear chirp, which can be efficiently compressed. Application to an amplifying fiber/grating (prism) pair pulse compressor is considered, with an experimental demonstration of compression from 350 to 77 fs at a gain of 18 dB in an erbium-doped fiber amplifier.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 20, 1995
Published: January 1, 1996

Citation
K. Tamura and M. Nakazawa, "Pulse compression by nonlinear pulse evolution with reduced optical wave breaking in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 21, 68-70 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-1-68

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