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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1983
  • pp: 289–291

Extreme picosecond pulse narrowing by means of soliton effect in single-mode optical fibers

L. F. Mollenauer, R. H. Stolen, J. P. Gordon, and W. J. Tomlinson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 8, Issue 5, pp. 289-291 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.8.000289


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Abstract

We report the narrowing of pulses, initially 7 psec FWHM, to widths as small as 0.26 psec by various lengths, short relative to the soliton period, of single-mode, low-loss optical fiber. Since the ~1.5-μm wavelength lies in the region of negative group-velocity dispersion (∂νg/∂λ < 0), no auxiliary dispersive element was required to complete the narrowing. Optimum compression was obtained for peak-pulse input powers of several hundred watts, corresponding to relatively high (N > 10) soliton number. We show these results to be in at least semiquantitative agreement with prediction based on the nonlinear Schrödinger equation.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 31, 1983
Published: May 1, 1983

Citation
L. F. Mollenauer, W. J. Tomlinson, R. H. Stolen, and J. P. Gordon, "Extreme picosecond pulse narrowing by means of soliton effect in single-mode optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 8, 289-291 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-8-5-289

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