OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 30, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2457–2459

Soliton compression and pulse-train generation by use of microchip Q-switched pulses in Bragg gratings

Joe T. Mok, Ian C. M. Littler, Eduard Tsoy, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 18, pp. 2457-2459 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002457


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (272 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Pulse compression and pulse-train generation are demonstrated by use of kilowatt 580 ps pulses generated by a compact (15 cm×3 cm×3 cm) microchip Q-switched laser followed by a fiber Bragg grating. A 12-fold pulse compression to 45 ps with five times peak power enhancement is achieved at 1.4 kW through soliton effect compression in the fiber grating. At 2.5 kW, modulational instability leads to a train of high-contrast sub-100 ps pulses. These demonstrations take advantage of the ultrastrong dispersion at frequencies close to the edge of the photonic bandgap. Experimental results are discussed in the context of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation and are compared with simulations of the nonlinear coupled-mode equations.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

Citation
Joe T. Mok, Ian C. M. Littler, Eduard Tsoy, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Soliton compression and pulse-train generation by use of microchip Q-switched pulses in Bragg gratings," Opt. Lett. 30, 2457-2459 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-18-2457


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. H. G. Winful, Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 527 (1985). [CrossRef]
  2. R. E. Slusher and B. J. Eggleton, Nonlinear Photonic Crystals (Academic, 2002).
  3. B. J. Eggleton, R. E. Slusher, C. M. de Sterke, P. A. Krug, and J. E. Sipe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1627 (1996). [CrossRef]
  4. B. J. Eggleton, C. M. de Sterke, A. B. Aceves, J. E. Sipe, T. A. Strasser, and R. E. Slusher, Opt. Commun. 149, 267 (1998). [CrossRef]
  5. L. F. Mollenauer, R. H. Stolen, J. P. Gordon, and W. J. Tomlinson, Opt. Lett. 8, 289 (1983).
  6. C. V. Shank, R. L. Fork, R. Yen, R. H. Stolen, and W. J. Tomlinson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 40, 761 (1982). [CrossRef]
  7. B. J. Eggleton, C. M. de Sterke, and R. E. Slusher, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 587 (1999).
  8. G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, 2001).
  9. E. M. Dianov, Z. S. Nikonova, A. M. Prokhorov, and V. N. Serkin, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 12, 311 (1986).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited