We present the experimental realization of a method to generate predetermined, arbitrary pulse shapes after transmission through an optical fiber in the nonlinear regime. The method is based on simulating the reverse propagation of the desired pulse shape in the fiber. First, linear and nonlinear parameters of a single-mode step-index fiber required for the simulation are determined. The calculated pulse shapes are then generated in a pulse shaper.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 17, 2012
Published: June 26, 2012
Monika Pawłowska, Alexander Patas, Georg Achazi, and Albrecht Lindinger, "Parametrically shaped femtosecond pulses in the nonlinear regime obtained by reverse propagation in an optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 37, 2709-2711 (2012)