Spectral-Smoothing and Pedestal Reduction of Wavelength Tunable Quasi-Adiabatically Compressed Femtosecond Solitons Using a Dispersion-Flattened Dispersion-Imbalanced Loop Mirror

K. R. Tamura, M. Nakazawa

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Abstract

A dispersion-flattened dispersion imbalanced nonlinear optical loop mirror is used to smooth the spectrum and reduce the pedestal of tunable femtosecond solitons generated via pulse compression in a dispersion-flattened dispersion decreasing fiber. Transform-limited pulses with durations less than 210 fs and peak-to-pedestal ratios greater than 40 dB are obtained over a wavelength range of 32 nm at a repetition rate of 10 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-232
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Optical pulse compression
  • Optical pulse shaping
  • Optical soliton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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