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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2004
  • pp: 498–500

Parabolic pulse generation by use of a dispersion-decreasing fiber with normal group-velocity dispersion

Toshihiko Hirooka and Masataka Nakazawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 5, pp. 498-500 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000498


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Abstract

We propose a new method for generating a parabolic pulse by use of a dispersion-decreasing fiber with normal group-velocity dispersion. When a hyperbolic dispersion-decreasing structure is employed, the pulse evolves into a linearly chirped pulse with an exact parabolic intensity profile without radiating dispersive waves. The highly linear chirp in the parabolic pulse allows for efficient and high-quality pulse compression.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

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Toshihiko Hirooka and Masataka Nakazawa, "Parabolic pulse generation by use of a dispersion-decreasing fiber with normal group-velocity dispersion," Opt. Lett. 29, 498-500 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-5-498

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