Generation of optical frequency combs in fibres

Abstract

We numerically investigated the possibility of generating high-quality ultra-short optical pulses with broad frequencycombs spectra in a system consisting of three optical fibres. In this system, the first fibre is a conventional single-mode fibre, the second one is erbium-doped, and the last one is a low-dispersion fibre. The system is pumped with a modulated sine-wave generated by two equally intense lasers with the wavelengths λ ;1and λ2 such that their central wavelength is at λc = (λ1 + λ2)/2 = 1531 nm. The modelling was performed using the generalised nonlinear Schrödinger equation which includes the Kerr and Raman effects, as well as the higher-order dispersion and gain. We took a close look at the pulse evolution in the first two stages and studied the pulse behaviour depending on the group-velocity dispersion and the nonlinear parameter of first fibre, as well as the initial laser frequency separation. For these parameters, the optimum lengths of fibre 1 and 2 were found that provide low-noise pulses. To characterise the pulse energy content, we introduced a figure of merit that was dependent on the group-velocity dispersion, the nonlinearity of fibre 1, and the laser separation.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2017167
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Astrocombs,Astronomy,Four-wave mixing,Nonlinear Schrödinger equation,Optical frequency combs,Pulse compression,Ultra-short pulses,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Condensed Matter Physics,Computer Science Applications,Applied Mathematics,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Publication ISSN: 1996-756X
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Published Date: 2013-05-03
Authors: Zajnulina, M. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9666-0534)
Chavez Boggio, J. M.
Rieznik, A. A.
Haynes, R.
Roth, M. M.

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