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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3263–3265

Asymptotic properties of incoherent waves propagating in an all-optical regenerators line

Stéphane Pitois, Christophe Finot, and Lionel Provost  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 22, pp. 3263-3265 (2007)

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We present an original method to generate optical pulse trains with random time-interval values from incoherent broadband sources. More precisely, our technique relies on the remarkable properties of a line made of cascaded self-phase modulation-based optical regenerators. Depending on the regenerator parameters, various regimes with noticeably different physical behaviors can be reported.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2007
Published: November 2, 2007

Stéphane Pitois, Christophe Finot, and Lionel Provost, "Asymptotic properties of incoherent waves propagating in an all-optical regenerators line," Opt. Lett. 32, 3263-3265 (2007)

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