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An optimized scheme for broadening optical spectrum of 40-GHz ultrashort optical pulse trains
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Paper Abstract

Effective utilization of highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF) with relative large normal dispersion to further broaden optical spectrum of 40-GHz, 1.2-ps optical pulse train is investigated, in which an optimized scheme is presented. In the scheme, the pulse is launched into the HNLF of the first section to generate the spectrum broadened linearly up-chirped pulse, and recompressed after propagating through a suitable length of conventional single-mode fiber (SMF) of the second section for the pulse chirp being compensated. At last, the pulse travels through the second HNLF of the third section for further optical spectrum broadening. This new scheme applies the chirp pulse compensation technique and has scalability to the peak power of seed pulse. The experimental results show that ~1.7 nm increment of 3dB spectrum bandwidth is obtained when the new scheme is implemented given the same HNLF length and input seed pluses, and the coherence properties of the original pulses are maintained. This scheme provides a more effective means of pulse spectrum broadening in the HNLF when the peak power of seed pulse is confined by the EDFA output power and the high repetition rate of pulse laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6021, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems III, 602126 (9 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.633273
Show Author Affiliations
Ge Xia, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Dexiu Huang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xiuhua Yuan, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xiaogang Chen, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6021:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems III
Rodney S. Tucker; Dominique Chiaroni; Wanyi Gu; Ken-ichi Kitayama, Editor(s)

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