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Optimization of dispersion-compensating axial index profiles for compressing ultrashort optical pulses in optical fibers
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Paper Abstract

We present a theoretical investigation of the dispersive properties of linearly-chirped fiber Bragg gratings, establishing optimal parameters for the refractive index variation along the fiber length. Employing numerical methods, we show that a 3-cm-long chirped Bragg filter is able to compensate for the dispersion from 100 km of fiber at 1.2 micrometers , recompressing a 20 os Gaussian input pulse from its dispersion-broadened 74.4 ps width back to 20.6 ps. We also prove that a uniform grating profile provides the optimum compression for this input pulse type, confirming recently published claims.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2622, Optical Engineering Midwest '95, (18 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.216827
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Natalia M. Litchinitser, Illinois Institute of Technology (United States)
David B. Patterson, Illinois Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2622:
Optical Engineering Midwest '95

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