We show that the temporal distortion and spectral broadening of a pulse generated by the combined effects of group-velocity dispersion and self-phase modulation is removed by reflection of a cw-pumped, broadband, unity-reflecting Kerr-like optical phase conjugator followed by retraversal of the nonlinear medium. We also examine numerically the effects of finite linear loss in the material, of nonunity conjugate reflectivity, and of finite conjugator thickness.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 22, 1983
Published: December 1, 1983
Robert A. Fisher, B. R. Suydam, and D. Yevick, "Optical phase conjugation for time-domain undoing of dispersive self-phase-modulation effects," Opt. Lett. 8, 611-613 (1983)