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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 853–856

Adiabatic pulse propagation in a dispersion-increasing fiber for spectral compression exceeding the fiber dispersion ratio limitation

Wan-Tien Chao, Yuan-Yao Lin, Jin-Long Peng, and Chen-Bin Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 853-856 (2014)

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Adiabatic soliton spectral compression in a dispersion-increasing fiber (DIF) with a linear dispersion ramp is studied both numerically and experimentally. The anticipated maximum spectral compression ratio (SCR) would be limited by the ratio of the DIF output to the input dispersion values. However, our numerical analyses indicate that SCR greater than the DIF dispersion ratio is feasible, provided the input pulse duration is shorter than a threshold value along with adequate pulse energy control. Experimentally, a SCR of 28.6 is achieved in a 1 km DIF with a dispersion ratio of 22.5.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2014
Published: February 6, 2014

Wan-Tien Chao, Yuan-Yao Lin, Jin-Long Peng, and Chen-Bin Huang, "Adiabatic pulse propagation in a dispersion-increasing fiber for spectral compression exceeding the fiber dispersion ratio limitation," Opt. Lett. 39, 853-856 (2014)

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