Impact of initial pulse characteristics on the mitigation of self-phase modulation by sinusoidally time varying phase


A simple and efficient approach to suppress undesirable self-phase modulation (SPM) of optical pulses propagating in fiber-optic systems is based on imposing a sinusoidal temporal phase modulation on the pulses to offset the chirp generated by SPM (Audo et al. Opt Lett 42(15):2902–2905, 2017). Here, we present a detailed analysis of this method. We derive an exact formula for the reduction of the SPM-induced rms spectrum broadening of an initially Gaussian pulse enabled by the sinusoidal compensation, and we assess the effects of the initial pulse shape and duration on the effectiveness of the technique by means of numerical simulation. The differences between pre- and post-propagation compensation schemes are also discussed.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Additional Information: © 2018 Springer Publishing. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Optical and Quantum Electronics. The final authenticated version is available online at: Funding: Région Bourgogne (Pari Photcom) and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (Labex Action ANR-11- LABX-01-01). European Union within the framework of the operational Program FEDER-FSE Bourgogne 2014-2020 and by the Institut Universitaire de France
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self phase modulation,Nonlinear fiber optics, Pulse shaping,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publication ISSN: 1572-817X
Last Modified: 06 May 2024 07:23
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 11:00
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2018-01-17
Published Online Date: 2018-01-17
Accepted Date: 2018-01-04
Authors: Boscolo, Sonia (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5388-2893)
Audo, Frederic
Finot, Christophe



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