Abstract

We have demonstrated a continuum spectrum generation utilizing adiabatic compression in Raman amplifier. Continuum medium consists of only dispersion-shifted fiber as a counter-pumped Raman gain medium. The power uniformity of the continuum spectrum can be improved by adjusting wavelength and power of the Raman pump source. A 16-nm-wide uniform continuum spectrum with the power fluctuation less than 3 dB is generated from an 18.0 ps pulse-width seed pulse produced by an electroabsorption modulator.

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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
  10. T. E. Murphy, “10-GHz 1.3-ps pulse generation using chirped soliton compression in a Raman gain medium,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1424–1426 (2002).
    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]

2002 (1)

T. E. Murphy, “10-GHz 1.3-ps pulse generation using chirped soliton compression in a Raman gain medium,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1424–1426 (2002).
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

P. C. Reeves-Hall and J. R. Taylor, “Wavelength and duration tunable sub-picosecond source using adiabatic Raman compression,” Electron. Lett. 37, 417–418 (2001).
[Crossref]

2000 (3)

K. R. Tamura, H. Kubota, and M. Nakazawa, “Fundamental of stable continuum generation at high repetition rates,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 773–779 (2000).
[Crossref]

L. Boivin, S. Taccheo, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, R. Monnard, W. Lin, and W. C. Fang, “A supercontinuum source based on an electroabsorption-modulated laser for long distance DWDM transmission,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1695–1697 (2000).
[Crossref]

P. C. Reeves-Hall, S. A. E. Lewis, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “Picosecond soliton pulse-duration-selectable source based on adiabatic compression in Raman amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 36, 623–624 (2000).
[Crossref]

1998 (2)

T. Okuno, M. Onishi, and M. Nishimura, “Generation of ultra-broad-band supercontinuum by dispersion-flattened and decreasing fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 72–74 (1998).
[Crossref]

S. A. E. Lewis, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “Ultra-broad-bandwidth spectral continuum generation in fibre Raman amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 34, 2267–2268 (1998).
[Crossref]

1997 (2)

M. J. Guy, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “A duration-tunable, multiwavelength pulse source for OTDM and WDM communications systems,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1017–1019 (1997).
[Crossref]

K. Mori, H. Takara, S. Kawanishi, M. Saruwatari, and T. Morioka, “Flatly broadened supercontinuum spectrum generated in a dispersion decreasing fibre with convex dispersion profile,” Electron. Lett. 33, 1806–1807 (1997).
[Crossref]

1993 (1)

T. Morioka, K. Mori, and M. Saruwatari, “More than 100-wavelength-channel picosecond optical pulse generation from single laser source using supercontinuum in optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 29, 862–864 (1993).
[Crossref]

1991 (1)

K. Iwatsuki, K. Suzuki, and S. Nishi, “Adiabatic soliton compression of gain-switched DFB-LD pulse by distributed fiber Raman amplification,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 1074–1076 (1991).
[Crossref]

Boivin, L.

L. Boivin, S. Taccheo, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, R. Monnard, W. Lin, and W. C. Fang, “A supercontinuum source based on an electroabsorption-modulated laser for long distance DWDM transmission,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1695–1697 (2000).
[Crossref]

Chernikov, S. V.

P. C. Reeves-Hall, S. A. E. Lewis, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “Picosecond soliton pulse-duration-selectable source based on adiabatic compression in Raman amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 36, 623–624 (2000).
[Crossref]

S. A. E. Lewis, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “Ultra-broad-bandwidth spectral continuum generation in fibre Raman amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 34, 2267–2268 (1998).
[Crossref]

M. J. Guy, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “A duration-tunable, multiwavelength pulse source for OTDM and WDM communications systems,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1017–1019 (1997).
[Crossref]

Doerr, C. R.

L. Boivin, S. Taccheo, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, R. Monnard, W. Lin, and W. C. Fang, “A supercontinuum source based on an electroabsorption-modulated laser for long distance DWDM transmission,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1695–1697 (2000).
[Crossref]

Fang, W. C.

L. Boivin, S. Taccheo, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, R. Monnard, W. Lin, and W. C. Fang, “A supercontinuum source based on an electroabsorption-modulated laser for long distance DWDM transmission,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1695–1697 (2000).
[Crossref]

Guy, M. J.

M. J. Guy, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “A duration-tunable, multiwavelength pulse source for OTDM and WDM communications systems,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1017–1019 (1997).
[Crossref]

Iwatsuki, K.

K. Iwatsuki, K. Suzuki, and S. Nishi, “Adiabatic soliton compression of gain-switched DFB-LD pulse by distributed fiber Raman amplification,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 1074–1076 (1991).
[Crossref]

Kawanishi, S.

K. Mori, H. Takara, S. Kawanishi, M. Saruwatari, and T. Morioka, “Flatly broadened supercontinuum spectrum generated in a dispersion decreasing fibre with convex dispersion profile,” Electron. Lett. 33, 1806–1807 (1997).
[Crossref]

Kubota, H.

K. R. Tamura, H. Kubota, and M. Nakazawa, “Fundamental of stable continuum generation at high repetition rates,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 773–779 (2000).
[Crossref]

Lewis, S. A. E.

P. C. Reeves-Hall, S. A. E. Lewis, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “Picosecond soliton pulse-duration-selectable source based on adiabatic compression in Raman amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 36, 623–624 (2000).
[Crossref]

S. A. E. Lewis, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “Ultra-broad-bandwidth spectral continuum generation in fibre Raman amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 34, 2267–2268 (1998).
[Crossref]

Lin, W.

L. Boivin, S. Taccheo, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, R. Monnard, W. Lin, and W. C. Fang, “A supercontinuum source based on an electroabsorption-modulated laser for long distance DWDM transmission,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1695–1697 (2000).
[Crossref]

Monnard, R.

L. Boivin, S. Taccheo, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, R. Monnard, W. Lin, and W. C. Fang, “A supercontinuum source based on an electroabsorption-modulated laser for long distance DWDM transmission,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1695–1697 (2000).
[Crossref]

Mori, K.

K. Mori, H. Takara, S. Kawanishi, M. Saruwatari, and T. Morioka, “Flatly broadened supercontinuum spectrum generated in a dispersion decreasing fibre with convex dispersion profile,” Electron. Lett. 33, 1806–1807 (1997).
[Crossref]

T. Morioka, K. Mori, and M. Saruwatari, “More than 100-wavelength-channel picosecond optical pulse generation from single laser source using supercontinuum in optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 29, 862–864 (1993).
[Crossref]

Morioka, T.

K. Mori, H. Takara, S. Kawanishi, M. Saruwatari, and T. Morioka, “Flatly broadened supercontinuum spectrum generated in a dispersion decreasing fibre with convex dispersion profile,” Electron. Lett. 33, 1806–1807 (1997).
[Crossref]

T. Morioka, K. Mori, and M. Saruwatari, “More than 100-wavelength-channel picosecond optical pulse generation from single laser source using supercontinuum in optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 29, 862–864 (1993).
[Crossref]

Murphy, T. E.

T. E. Murphy, “10-GHz 1.3-ps pulse generation using chirped soliton compression in a Raman gain medium,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1424–1426 (2002).
[Crossref]

Nakazawa, M.

K. R. Tamura, H. Kubota, and M. Nakazawa, “Fundamental of stable continuum generation at high repetition rates,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 773–779 (2000).
[Crossref]

Nishi, S.

K. Iwatsuki, K. Suzuki, and S. Nishi, “Adiabatic soliton compression of gain-switched DFB-LD pulse by distributed fiber Raman amplification,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 1074–1076 (1991).
[Crossref]

Nishimura, M.

T. Okuno, M. Onishi, and M. Nishimura, “Generation of ultra-broad-band supercontinuum by dispersion-flattened and decreasing fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 72–74 (1998).
[Crossref]

Okuno, T.

T. Okuno, M. Onishi, and M. Nishimura, “Generation of ultra-broad-band supercontinuum by dispersion-flattened and decreasing fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 72–74 (1998).
[Crossref]

Onishi, M.

T. Okuno, M. Onishi, and M. Nishimura, “Generation of ultra-broad-band supercontinuum by dispersion-flattened and decreasing fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 72–74 (1998).
[Crossref]

Reeves-Hall, P. C.

P. C. Reeves-Hall and J. R. Taylor, “Wavelength and duration tunable sub-picosecond source using adiabatic Raman compression,” Electron. Lett. 37, 417–418 (2001).
[Crossref]

P. C. Reeves-Hall, S. A. E. Lewis, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “Picosecond soliton pulse-duration-selectable source based on adiabatic compression in Raman amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 36, 623–624 (2000).
[Crossref]

Saruwatari, M.

K. Mori, H. Takara, S. Kawanishi, M. Saruwatari, and T. Morioka, “Flatly broadened supercontinuum spectrum generated in a dispersion decreasing fibre with convex dispersion profile,” Electron. Lett. 33, 1806–1807 (1997).
[Crossref]

T. Morioka, K. Mori, and M. Saruwatari, “More than 100-wavelength-channel picosecond optical pulse generation from single laser source using supercontinuum in optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 29, 862–864 (1993).
[Crossref]

Stulz, L. W.

L. Boivin, S. Taccheo, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, R. Monnard, W. Lin, and W. C. Fang, “A supercontinuum source based on an electroabsorption-modulated laser for long distance DWDM transmission,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1695–1697 (2000).
[Crossref]

Suzuki, K.

K. Iwatsuki, K. Suzuki, and S. Nishi, “Adiabatic soliton compression of gain-switched DFB-LD pulse by distributed fiber Raman amplification,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 1074–1076 (1991).
[Crossref]

Taccheo, S.

L. Boivin, S. Taccheo, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, R. Monnard, W. Lin, and W. C. Fang, “A supercontinuum source based on an electroabsorption-modulated laser for long distance DWDM transmission,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1695–1697 (2000).
[Crossref]

Takara, H.

K. Mori, H. Takara, S. Kawanishi, M. Saruwatari, and T. Morioka, “Flatly broadened supercontinuum spectrum generated in a dispersion decreasing fibre with convex dispersion profile,” Electron. Lett. 33, 1806–1807 (1997).
[Crossref]

Tamura, K. R.

K. R. Tamura, H. Kubota, and M. Nakazawa, “Fundamental of stable continuum generation at high repetition rates,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 773–779 (2000).
[Crossref]

Taylor, J. R.

P. C. Reeves-Hall and J. R. Taylor, “Wavelength and duration tunable sub-picosecond source using adiabatic Raman compression,” Electron. Lett. 37, 417–418 (2001).
[Crossref]

P. C. Reeves-Hall, S. A. E. Lewis, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “Picosecond soliton pulse-duration-selectable source based on adiabatic compression in Raman amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 36, 623–624 (2000).
[Crossref]

S. A. E. Lewis, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “Ultra-broad-bandwidth spectral continuum generation in fibre Raman amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 34, 2267–2268 (1998).
[Crossref]

M. J. Guy, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “A duration-tunable, multiwavelength pulse source for OTDM and WDM communications systems,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1017–1019 (1997).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (5)

T. Morioka, K. Mori, and M. Saruwatari, “More than 100-wavelength-channel picosecond optical pulse generation from single laser source using supercontinuum in optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 29, 862–864 (1993).
[Crossref]

K. Mori, H. Takara, S. Kawanishi, M. Saruwatari, and T. Morioka, “Flatly broadened supercontinuum spectrum generated in a dispersion decreasing fibre with convex dispersion profile,” Electron. Lett. 33, 1806–1807 (1997).
[Crossref]

P. C. Reeves-Hall, S. A. E. Lewis, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “Picosecond soliton pulse-duration-selectable source based on adiabatic compression in Raman amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 36, 623–624 (2000).
[Crossref]

P. C. Reeves-Hall and J. R. Taylor, “Wavelength and duration tunable sub-picosecond source using adiabatic Raman compression,” Electron. Lett. 37, 417–418 (2001).
[Crossref]

S. A. E. Lewis, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “Ultra-broad-bandwidth spectral continuum generation in fibre Raman amplifier,” Electron. Lett. 34, 2267–2268 (1998).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. R. Tamura, H. Kubota, and M. Nakazawa, “Fundamental of stable continuum generation at high repetition rates,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 773–779 (2000).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (5)

M. J. Guy, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “A duration-tunable, multiwavelength pulse source for OTDM and WDM communications systems,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1017–1019 (1997).
[Crossref]

L. Boivin, S. Taccheo, C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, R. Monnard, W. Lin, and W. C. Fang, “A supercontinuum source based on an electroabsorption-modulated laser for long distance DWDM transmission,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1695–1697 (2000).
[Crossref]

K. Iwatsuki, K. Suzuki, and S. Nishi, “Adiabatic soliton compression of gain-switched DFB-LD pulse by distributed fiber Raman amplification,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 1074–1076 (1991).
[Crossref]

T. E. Murphy, “10-GHz 1.3-ps pulse generation using chirped soliton compression in a Raman gain medium,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1424–1426 (2002).
[Crossref]

T. Okuno, M. Onishi, and M. Nishimura, “Generation of ultra-broad-band supercontinuum by dispersion-flattened and decreasing fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 72–74 (1998).
[Crossref]

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental configuration of the proposed multi-wavelength pulse source generation.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Measured SC output spectra for several values of (a) Raman pump wavelength and (b) pump power.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Measured spectra of sliced pulses from several output channels.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Measured autocorrelation trace at channel 25. The circles correspond to the Gaussian fitting. Inset, the oscilloscope traces.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Measured output power and pulse-width of SC pulses from each channel.

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