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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2007
  • pp: 906–908

Reducing pulse distortion in fast-light pulse propagation through an erbium-doped fiber amplifier

Heedeuk Shin, Aaron Schweinsberg, George Gehring, Katie Schwertz, Hye Jeong Chang, Robert W. Boyd, Q-Han Park, and Daniel J. Gauthier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 8, pp. 906-908 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000906


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Abstract

When a pulse superposed on a cw background propagates through an erbium-doped fiber amplifier with a negative group velocity, either pulse broadening or pulse compression can be observed. These effects can be explained in terms of two competing mechanisms: gain recovery and pulse spectrum broadening. The distortion of the pulse shape caused by these effects depends on input pulse width, pump power, and background-to-pulse power ratio. With the proper choice of these three parameters, we can obtain significant pulse advancement with minimal pulse distortion.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

Citation
Heedeuk Shin, Aaron Schweinsberg, George Gehring, Katie Schwertz, Hye Jeong Chang, Robert W. Boyd, Q-Han Park, and Daniel J. Gauthier, "Reducing pulse distortion in fast-light pulse propagation through an erbium-doped fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 32, 906-908 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-8-906


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