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Performance evaluation of a compact 10-GHz pulse compressor based on a highly nonlinear Bismuth-Oxide fibre

Performance evaluation of a compact 10-GHz pulse compressor based on a highly nonlinear Bismuth-Oxide fibre
Performance evaluation of a compact 10-GHz pulse compressor based on a highly nonlinear Bismuth-Oxide fibre
There are a variety of mode-locked lasers suitable for telecommunications applications capable of generating picosecond-long pulses at high repetition rates. Although the direct generation of even shorter pulses at such high rates is possible it is generally considered far easier to compress the pulses of mode-locked lasers when sub-picosecond pulses are required. However, this can lead to problems in terms of pulse synchronisation and stability as km scale lengths of dispersion shifted or highly nonlinear silica fibre are typically needed. In this paper, a pulse compressor operating at 10GHz is realized using just 2 meters of a connectorized Bismuth-Oxide highly-nonlinear fibre (Bi-HNLF). We further present the complete phase and intensity characterisation of the compressed pulses using a linear form of Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating (L-FROG) [1] based on a commercially available lithium niobate modulator.
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Richardson, D.J.
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Asimakis, S., Ng, T.T., Roelens, M.A.F., Petropoulos, P., Richardson, D.J., Meloni, G., Bogoni, A. and Poti, L. (2007) Performance evaluation of a compact 10-GHz pulse compressor based on a highly nonlinear Bismuth-Oxide fibre. European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Committee on Quantum Electronics (CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2007). 17 - 22 Jun 2007. 1 pp .

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There are a variety of mode-locked lasers suitable for telecommunications applications capable of generating picosecond-long pulses at high repetition rates. Although the direct generation of even shorter pulses at such high rates is possible it is generally considered far easier to compress the pulses of mode-locked lasers when sub-picosecond pulses are required. However, this can lead to problems in terms of pulse synchronisation and stability as km scale lengths of dispersion shifted or highly nonlinear silica fibre are typically needed. In this paper, a pulse compressor operating at 10GHz is realized using just 2 meters of a connectorized Bismuth-Oxide highly-nonlinear fibre (Bi-HNLF). We further present the complete phase and intensity characterisation of the compressed pulses using a linear form of Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating (L-FROG) [1] based on a commercially available lithium niobate modulator.

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Published date: June 2007
Venue - Dates: European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Committee on Quantum Electronics (CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2007), 2007-06-17 - 2007-06-22

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Local EPrints ID: 63377
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/63377
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ORCID for P. Petropoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-8034
ORCID for D.J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Date deposited: 17 Oct 2008
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:54

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Author: S. Asimakis
Author: T.T. Ng
Author: M.A.F. Roelens
Author: P. Petropoulos ORCID iD
Author: D.J. Richardson ORCID iD
Author: G. Meloni
Author: A. Bogoni
Author: L. Poti

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