Abstract

To realize extremely wideband wavelength-tunable femtosecond (fs) pulse generation, we propose a dispersion-flattened comblike profiled fiber that is a pulse compressor comprised of low dispersion-slope highly nonlinear fiber and zero dispersion-slope nonzero dispersion-shifted fiber (ZDS-NZDSF). We also apply ZDS-NZDSF to a soliton converter to reshape and compress a seed pulse train generated from a tunable laser source and an intensity modulator. Using the proposed scheme, we successfully generate 100-fs optical pulse from the seed pulse with the varied wavelengths of 1530, 1570, and 1610 nm.

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  1. G. P. Agrawal, Applications of Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, 2001).
  2. K. R. Tamura, M. Nakazawa, "Femtosecond soliton generation over a 32-nm wavelength range using a dispersion-flattened dispersion-decreasing fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 319-321 (1999).
  3. K. Igarashi, J. Hiroishi, T. Yagi, S. Namiki, "Comb-like profiled fibre for efficient generation of high quality 160 GHz sub-picosecond soliton train," Electron. Lett. 41, 688-690 (2005).
  4. K. Igarashi, H. Tobioka, M. Takahashi, T. Yagi, S. Namiki, "Widely wavelength-tunable 40 GHz femtosecond pulse source based on compression of externally-modulated pulse using 1.4 km comb-like profiled fibre," Electron. Lett. 41, 797-798 (2005).
  5. T. Inoue, H. Tobioka, K. Igarashi, S. Namiki, "Optical pulse compression based on stationary rescaled pulse propagation in comb-like profiled fiber," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 2510-2522 (2006).
  6. Y. Ozeki, S. Takasaka, J. Hiroishi, R. Sugizaki, T. Yagi, M. Sakano, S. Namiki, "Generation of 1 THz repetition rate, 97 fs optical pulse train based on comb-like profiled fibre ," Electron. Lett. 41, 1048-1050 (2005).
  7. J. Hiroishi, N. Kumano, K. Mukasa, R. Sugizaki, R. Miyabe, S.-I. Matsushita, H. Tobioka, S. Namiki, T. Yagi, "Dispersion slope controlled HNL-DSF with high $\gamma$ of 25 $\hbox{W}^{-1}\cdot \hbox{km}^{-1}$ and band conversion experiment using this fiber," Eur. Conf. Optical Commun. CopenhagenDenmark (2002) Paper PD1.5.
  8. M. Takahashi, R. Sugizaki, J. Hiroishi, M. Tadakuma, Y. Taniguchi, T. Yagi, "Low-loss and low-dispersion-slope highly nonlinear fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 3615-3624 (2005).
  9. N. Kumano, K. Mukasa, S. Matsushita, T. Yagi, "Zero dispersion-slope NZ-DSF with ultra wide bandwidth over 300 nm," Eur. Conf. Optical Commun. CopenhagenDenmark (2002) Paper PD1.4.
  10. M. Nakazawa, H. Kubota, K. Tamura, "Random evolution and coherence degradation of a high-order optical soliton train in the presence of noise," Opt. Lett. 24, 318-320 (1999).
  11. Y. Ozeki, S. Takasaka, T. Inoue, K. Igarashi, J. Hiroishi, R. Sugizaki, M. Sakano, S. Namiki, "Nearly exact optical beat-to-soliton train conversion based on comb-like profiled fiber emulating a polynomial dispersion decreasing profile," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1698-1700 (2005).

2006

T. Inoue, H. Tobioka, K. Igarashi, S. Namiki, "Optical pulse compression based on stationary rescaled pulse propagation in comb-like profiled fiber," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 2510-2522 (2006).

2005

Y. Ozeki, S. Takasaka, J. Hiroishi, R. Sugizaki, T. Yagi, M. Sakano, S. Namiki, "Generation of 1 THz repetition rate, 97 fs optical pulse train based on comb-like profiled fibre ," Electron. Lett. 41, 1048-1050 (2005).

M. Takahashi, R. Sugizaki, J. Hiroishi, M. Tadakuma, Y. Taniguchi, T. Yagi, "Low-loss and low-dispersion-slope highly nonlinear fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 3615-3624 (2005).

Y. Ozeki, S. Takasaka, T. Inoue, K. Igarashi, J. Hiroishi, R. Sugizaki, M. Sakano, S. Namiki, "Nearly exact optical beat-to-soliton train conversion based on comb-like profiled fiber emulating a polynomial dispersion decreasing profile," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1698-1700 (2005).

K. Igarashi, J. Hiroishi, T. Yagi, S. Namiki, "Comb-like profiled fibre for efficient generation of high quality 160 GHz sub-picosecond soliton train," Electron. Lett. 41, 688-690 (2005).

K. Igarashi, H. Tobioka, M. Takahashi, T. Yagi, S. Namiki, "Widely wavelength-tunable 40 GHz femtosecond pulse source based on compression of externally-modulated pulse using 1.4 km comb-like profiled fibre," Electron. Lett. 41, 797-798 (2005).

1999

K. R. Tamura, M. Nakazawa, "Femtosecond soliton generation over a 32-nm wavelength range using a dispersion-flattened dispersion-decreasing fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 319-321 (1999).

M. Nakazawa, H. Kubota, K. Tamura, "Random evolution and coherence degradation of a high-order optical soliton train in the presence of noise," Opt. Lett. 24, 318-320 (1999).

Electron. Lett.

K. Igarashi, J. Hiroishi, T. Yagi, S. Namiki, "Comb-like profiled fibre for efficient generation of high quality 160 GHz sub-picosecond soliton train," Electron. Lett. 41, 688-690 (2005).

K. Igarashi, H. Tobioka, M. Takahashi, T. Yagi, S. Namiki, "Widely wavelength-tunable 40 GHz femtosecond pulse source based on compression of externally-modulated pulse using 1.4 km comb-like profiled fibre," Electron. Lett. 41, 797-798 (2005).

Y. Ozeki, S. Takasaka, J. Hiroishi, R. Sugizaki, T. Yagi, M. Sakano, S. Namiki, "Generation of 1 THz repetition rate, 97 fs optical pulse train based on comb-like profiled fibre ," Electron. Lett. 41, 1048-1050 (2005).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

K. R. Tamura, M. Nakazawa, "Femtosecond soliton generation over a 32-nm wavelength range using a dispersion-flattened dispersion-decreasing fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 319-321 (1999).

Y. Ozeki, S. Takasaka, T. Inoue, K. Igarashi, J. Hiroishi, R. Sugizaki, M. Sakano, S. Namiki, "Nearly exact optical beat-to-soliton train conversion based on comb-like profiled fiber emulating a polynomial dispersion decreasing profile," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1698-1700 (2005).

J. Lightw. Technol.

T. Inoue, H. Tobioka, K. Igarashi, S. Namiki, "Optical pulse compression based on stationary rescaled pulse propagation in comb-like profiled fiber," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 2510-2522 (2006).

M. Takahashi, R. Sugizaki, J. Hiroishi, M. Tadakuma, Y. Taniguchi, T. Yagi, "Low-loss and low-dispersion-slope highly nonlinear fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 3615-3624 (2005).

Opt. Lett.

Other

N. Kumano, K. Mukasa, S. Matsushita, T. Yagi, "Zero dispersion-slope NZ-DSF with ultra wide bandwidth over 300 nm," Eur. Conf. Optical Commun. CopenhagenDenmark (2002) Paper PD1.4.

J. Hiroishi, N. Kumano, K. Mukasa, R. Sugizaki, R. Miyabe, S.-I. Matsushita, H. Tobioka, S. Namiki, T. Yagi, "Dispersion slope controlled HNL-DSF with high $\gamma$ of 25 $\hbox{W}^{-1}\cdot \hbox{km}^{-1}$ and band conversion experiment using this fiber," Eur. Conf. Optical Commun. CopenhagenDenmark (2002) Paper PD1.5.

G. P. Agrawal, Applications of Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, 2001).

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