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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1760–1762

Widely tunable femtosecond soliton pulse generation at a 10-GHz repetition rate by use of the soliton self-frequency shift in photonic crystal fiber

Kazi S. Abedin and Fumito Kubota  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 19, pp. 1760-1762 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001760


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Abstract

We demonstrate a soliton self-frequency shift of ~120nm in a fiber with 1.56-μm pulses generated at a 10-GHz repetition rate by an actively mode-locked laser. A highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber with a length of only 12.6 m and a nonlinear coefficient of 62W <sup>-1</sup>km <sup>-1</sup> is used to achieve such broadband operation. The wavelengths of the resulting sub-300-fs solitons can be tuned effectively by adjusting the input power. The maximum output power of the solitons exceeds 200 mW.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

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Kazi S. Abedin and Fumito Kubota, "Widely tunable femtosecond soliton pulse generation at a 10-GHz repetition rate by use of the soliton self-frequency shift in photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 28, 1760-1762 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-19-1760

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