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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1360–1362

Timing jitter of solitons compressed in dispersion-decreasing fibers

K. Tamura and M. Nakazawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 17, pp. 1360-1362 (1998)

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It is shown that timing jitter owing to the Gordon–Haus (G–H) effect of solitons that are compressed adiabatically in dispersion-decreasing fibers (DDF's) is approximately determined by total dispersion and initial conditions, which are independent of compression dynamics. As a result the established theory for G–H jitter is still applicable. Timing jitter near the levels predicted by theory is observed in pulses from a regeneratively mode-locked fiber laser compressed in a DDF.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

K. Tamura and M. Nakazawa, "Timing jitter of solitons compressed in dispersion-decreasing fibers," Opt. Lett. 23, 1360-1362 (1998)

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