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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2058–2060

Quasi-parabolic pulses in a coherent nonlinear optical amplifier

Victor V. Kozlov and Stefan Wabnitz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 12, pp. 2058-2060 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002058


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Abstract

We show that, in a coherent two-level optical amplifier with Kerr nonlinearity and linear loss, any weak seed pulse evolves into a fixed powerful linearly chirped pulse with quasi-parabolic shape. This process is associated with a transition from the incoherent into the coherent amplification regime, thus enabling in practice the generation of pulses with a spectrum wider than the linear gain bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2010
Published: June 10, 2010

Citation
Victor V. Kozlov and Stefan Wabnitz, "Quasi-parabolic pulses in a coherent nonlinear optical amplifier," Opt. Lett. 35, 2058-2060 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-12-2058


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