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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2013
  • pp: 1663–1665

High-quality optical pulse train generator based on solitons on finite background

J. Fatome, B. Kibler, and C. Finot  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 10, pp. 1663-1665 (2013)

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We report a simple method to exploit the typical properties of solitons on a finite background in order to generate high-repetition-rate and high-quality optical pulse trains. We take advantage of the nonlinear evolution of a modulated continuous wave toward localized structures upon a nonzero background wave in anomalous dispersive fiber. After a stage of nonlinear compression, a delay-line interferometer enables the annihilation of the finite background and simultaneously allows the repetition-rate doubling of the pulse train.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2013
Published: May 10, 2013

J. Fatome, B. Kibler, and C. Finot, "High-quality optical pulse train generator based on solitons on finite background," Opt. Lett. 38, 1663-1665 (2013)

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