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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 296–298

Self-similar evolution in a short fiber amplifier through nonlinear pulse preshaping

Sijia Wang, Bowen Liu, Chenglin Gu, Youjian Song, Cheng Qian, Minglie Hu, Lu Chai, and Chingyue Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 296-298 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000296


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Abstract

We report on a nonlinear preshaper that optimizes initial pulses for self-similar evolution in a next fiber amplifier. It consists of a pair of gratings and a segment of single-mode fiber (SMF). The grating pair provides negative chirp to make the pulses preshaped temporally and spectrally in the SMF. With this optimization, the self-similar amplification can be realized in a 2.2 m Yb-doped fiber in a large range of pump power. After amplification, the pulse can be dechirped to transform-limited pulses with 60fs pulse duration.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 27, 2012
Published: January 18, 2013

Citation
Sijia Wang, Bowen Liu, Chenglin Gu, Youjian Song, Cheng Qian, Minglie Hu, Lu Chai, and Chingyue Wang, "Self-similar evolution in a short fiber amplifier through nonlinear pulse preshaping," Opt. Lett. 38, 296-298 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-3-296


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