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Ultra-flat SPM-broadened spectra in a highly nonlinear fiber using parabolic pulses formed in a fiber Bragg grating

Ultra-flat SPM-broadened spectra in a highly nonlinear fiber using parabolic pulses formed in a fiber Bragg grating
Ultra-flat SPM-broadened spectra in a highly nonlinear fiber using parabolic pulses formed in a fiber Bragg grating
We propose a new method for generating flat self-phase modulation (SPM)-broadened spectra based on seeding a highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF) with chirp-free parabolic pulses generated using linear pulse shaping in a superstructured fiber Bragg grating (SSFBG). We show that the use of grating reshaped parabolic pulses allows substantially better performance in terms of the extent of SPM-based spectral broadening and flatness relative to conventional hyperbolic secant (sech) pulses. We demonstrate both numerically and experimentally the generation of SPM broadened pulses centred at 1542nm with 92% of the pulse energy remaining within the 29nm 3dB spectral bandwidth. Applications in spectral slicing and pulse compression are demonstrated.
1094-4087
7617-7622
Parmigiani, Francesca
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Finot, Christophe
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Mukasa, Kazunori
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Ibsen, Morten
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Roelens, Michaël A.
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Petropoulos, Periklis
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Richardson, David J.
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Parmigiani, Francesca
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Finot, Christophe
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Mukasa, Kazunori
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Ibsen, Morten
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Roelens, Michaël A.
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Petropoulos, Periklis
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Richardson, David J.
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Parmigiani, Francesca, Finot, Christophe, Mukasa, Kazunori, Ibsen, Morten, Roelens, Michaël A., Petropoulos, Periklis and Richardson, David J. (2006) Ultra-flat SPM-broadened spectra in a highly nonlinear fiber using parabolic pulses formed in a fiber Bragg grating. Optics Express, 14 (17), 7617-7622. (doi:10.1364/OE.14.007617).

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Abstract

We propose a new method for generating flat self-phase modulation (SPM)-broadened spectra based on seeding a highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF) with chirp-free parabolic pulses generated using linear pulse shaping in a superstructured fiber Bragg grating (SSFBG). We show that the use of grating reshaped parabolic pulses allows substantially better performance in terms of the extent of SPM-based spectral broadening and flatness relative to conventional hyperbolic secant (sech) pulses. We demonstrate both numerically and experimentally the generation of SPM broadened pulses centred at 1542nm with 92% of the pulse energy remaining within the 29nm 3dB spectral bandwidth. Applications in spectral slicing and pulse compression are demonstrated.

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Published date: August 2006

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Local EPrints ID: 46919
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/46919
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: 4f1f3c7b-764e-466e-b57a-ab849454b87e
ORCID for Francesca Parmigiani: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7784-2829
ORCID for Periklis Petropoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-8034
ORCID for David J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Date deposited: 23 Jul 2007
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:57

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