Passive nonlinear pulse shaping in normally dispersive fiber systems


We propose a novel approach to characterize the parabolically-shaped pulses that can be generated from more conventional pulses via nonlinear propagation in cascaded sections of commercially available normally dispersive (ND) fibers. The impact of the initial pulse chirp on the passive pulse reshaping is examined. We furthermore demonstrate that the combination of pulse pre-chirping and propagation in a single ND fiber yields a simple, passive method for generating various temporal waveforms of practical interest.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: initial pulse chirp,nonlinear fiber optics,nonlinear pulse propagation,normally dispersive fiber systems,parabolic pulses,passive nonlinear pulse shaping,pulse prechirping,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Condensed Matter Physics,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2008-12
Authors: Boscolo, Sonia A. ( 0000-0001-5388-2893)
Latkin, Anton I.
Turitsyn, Sergei K. ( 0000-0003-0101-3834)


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