Abstract

We show a first-time demonstration of amplification of 400 fs pulses in a fiber optical parametric amplifier. The 400 fs signal is stretched in time, amplified by 26 dB and compressed back to 500 fs. A significant broadening of the pulses is experimentally shown due to dispersion and limited gain bandwidth both in saturated and unsaturated gain regimes.

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2012 (1)

2010 (4)

Y. Zhou, K. K. Y. Cheung, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “Experimental demonstration of fiber optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification,” Proc. SPIE7582, 75820T (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhou, Q. Li, K. K. Y Cheung, S. Yang, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “All-fiber based ultrashort pulse generation and chirped pulse amplification through parametric processes,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.22, 1330–1332 (2010).
[CrossRef]

H. C. Hansen Mulvad, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, H. Hu, A. T. Clausen, J. B. Jensen, C. Peucheret, and P. Jeppesen, “Demonstration of 5.1 Tbit/s data capacity on a single-wavelength channel,” Opt. Express18, 1438–1443 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Caucheteur, E. Bigourd, E. Hugonnot, P. Szriftgiser, A. Kudlinski, M. Gonzalez-Herraez, and A. Mussot, “Experimental demonstration of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in optical fiber,” Opt. Lett.35, 1786–1788 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (1)

H. C. Hansen Mulvad, L. K. Oxenløwe, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, L. Grüner-Nielsen, and P. Jeppesen, “1.28 Tbit/s single-polarisation serial OOK optical data generation and demultiplexing,” Electron. Lett.45, 280–281, (2009)
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

L. Grüner-Nielsen and B. Pálsdóttir, “Highly nonlinear fibers for very wideband supercontinuum generation,” Proc. of SPIE6873, 68731B (2008).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

1999 (1)

R. J. Essiambre, B. Mikkelsen, and G. Raybon, “Intra-channel cross-phase modulation and four-wave mixing in high-speed TDM systems,” Electron. Lett.35, 1576–1578 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, New York, 2006).

Bigourd, E.

Caucheteur, D.

Cheung, K. K. Y

Y. Zhou, Q. Li, K. K. Y Cheung, S. Yang, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “All-fiber based ultrashort pulse generation and chirped pulse amplification through parametric processes,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.22, 1330–1332 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Cheung, K. K. Y.

Y. Zhou, K. K. Y. Cheung, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “Experimental demonstration of fiber optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification,” Proc. SPIE7582, 75820T (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chui, P. C.

Y. Zhou, K. K. Y. Cheung, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “Experimental demonstration of fiber optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification,” Proc. SPIE7582, 75820T (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhou, Q. Li, K. K. Y Cheung, S. Yang, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “All-fiber based ultrashort pulse generation and chirped pulse amplification through parametric processes,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.22, 1330–1332 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Clausen, A. T.

H. C. Hansen Mulvad, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, H. Hu, A. T. Clausen, J. B. Jensen, C. Peucheret, and P. Jeppesen, “Demonstration of 5.1 Tbit/s data capacity on a single-wavelength channel,” Opt. Express18, 1438–1443 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. C. Hansen Mulvad, L. K. Oxenløwe, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, L. Grüner-Nielsen, and P. Jeppesen, “1.28 Tbit/s single-polarisation serial OOK optical data generation and demultiplexing,” Electron. Lett.45, 280–281, (2009)
[CrossRef]

Druon, F.

Essiambre, R. J.

R. J. Essiambre, B. Mikkelsen, and G. Raybon, “Intra-channel cross-phase modulation and four-wave mixing in high-speed TDM systems,” Electron. Lett.35, 1576–1578 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Galili, M.

H. C. Hansen Mulvad, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, H. Hu, A. T. Clausen, J. B. Jensen, C. Peucheret, and P. Jeppesen, “Demonstration of 5.1 Tbit/s data capacity on a single-wavelength channel,” Opt. Express18, 1438–1443 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. C. Hansen Mulvad, L. K. Oxenløwe, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, L. Grüner-Nielsen, and P. Jeppesen, “1.28 Tbit/s single-polarisation serial OOK optical data generation and demultiplexing,” Electron. Lett.45, 280–281, (2009)
[CrossRef]

Georges, P.

Gonzalez-Herraez, M.

Grüner-Nielsen, L.

H. C. Hansen Mulvad, L. K. Oxenløwe, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, L. Grüner-Nielsen, and P. Jeppesen, “1.28 Tbit/s single-polarisation serial OOK optical data generation and demultiplexing,” Electron. Lett.45, 280–281, (2009)
[CrossRef]

L. Grüner-Nielsen and B. Pálsdóttir, “Highly nonlinear fibers for very wideband supercontinuum generation,” Proc. of SPIE6873, 68731B (2008).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, M.

Hansen Mulvad, H. C.

H. C. Hansen Mulvad, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, H. Hu, A. T. Clausen, J. B. Jensen, C. Peucheret, and P. Jeppesen, “Demonstration of 5.1 Tbit/s data capacity on a single-wavelength channel,” Opt. Express18, 1438–1443 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. C. Hansen Mulvad, L. K. Oxenløwe, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, L. Grüner-Nielsen, and P. Jeppesen, “1.28 Tbit/s single-polarisation serial OOK optical data generation and demultiplexing,” Electron. Lett.45, 280–281, (2009)
[CrossRef]

Hu, H.

Hugonnot, E.

Jensen, J. B.

Jeppesen, P.

H. C. Hansen Mulvad, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, H. Hu, A. T. Clausen, J. B. Jensen, C. Peucheret, and P. Jeppesen, “Demonstration of 5.1 Tbit/s data capacity on a single-wavelength channel,” Opt. Express18, 1438–1443 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. C. Hansen Mulvad, L. K. Oxenløwe, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, L. Grüner-Nielsen, and P. Jeppesen, “1.28 Tbit/s single-polarisation serial OOK optical data generation and demultiplexing,” Electron. Lett.45, 280–281, (2009)
[CrossRef]

Kudlinski, A.

Li, Q.

Y. Zhou, Q. Li, K. K. Y Cheung, S. Yang, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “All-fiber based ultrashort pulse generation and chirped pulse amplification through parametric processes,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.22, 1330–1332 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ludwig, R.

Mikkelsen, B.

R. J. Essiambre, B. Mikkelsen, and G. Raybon, “Intra-channel cross-phase modulation and four-wave mixing in high-speed TDM systems,” Electron. Lett.35, 1576–1578 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Molle, L.

Mussot, A.

Nölle, M.

Oxenløwe, L. K.

H. C. Hansen Mulvad, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, H. Hu, A. T. Clausen, J. B. Jensen, C. Peucheret, and P. Jeppesen, “Demonstration of 5.1 Tbit/s data capacity on a single-wavelength channel,” Opt. Express18, 1438–1443 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. C. Hansen Mulvad, L. K. Oxenløwe, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, L. Grüner-Nielsen, and P. Jeppesen, “1.28 Tbit/s single-polarisation serial OOK optical data generation and demultiplexing,” Electron. Lett.45, 280–281, (2009)
[CrossRef]

Pálsdóttir, B.

L. Grüner-Nielsen and B. Pálsdóttir, “Highly nonlinear fibers for very wideband supercontinuum generation,” Proc. of SPIE6873, 68731B (2008).
[CrossRef]

Palushani, E.

Peucheret, C.

Raybon, G.

R. J. Essiambre, B. Mikkelsen, and G. Raybon, “Intra-channel cross-phase modulation and four-wave mixing in high-speed TDM systems,” Electron. Lett.35, 1576–1578 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Richter, T.

Schmidt-Langhorst, C.

Schubert, C.

Szriftgiser, P.

Wong, K. K. Y.

Y. Zhou, K. K. Y. Cheung, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “Experimental demonstration of fiber optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification,” Proc. SPIE7582, 75820T (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhou, Q. Li, K. K. Y Cheung, S. Yang, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “All-fiber based ultrashort pulse generation and chirped pulse amplification through parametric processes,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.22, 1330–1332 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yang, S.

Y. Zhou, Q. Li, K. K. Y Cheung, S. Yang, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “All-fiber based ultrashort pulse generation and chirped pulse amplification through parametric processes,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.22, 1330–1332 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, Y.

Y. Zhou, K. K. Y. Cheung, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “Experimental demonstration of fiber optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification,” Proc. SPIE7582, 75820T (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhou, Q. Li, K. K. Y Cheung, S. Yang, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “All-fiber based ultrashort pulse generation and chirped pulse amplification through parametric processes,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.22, 1330–1332 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

H. C. Hansen Mulvad, L. K. Oxenløwe, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, L. Grüner-Nielsen, and P. Jeppesen, “1.28 Tbit/s single-polarisation serial OOK optical data generation and demultiplexing,” Electron. Lett.45, 280–281, (2009)
[CrossRef]

R. J. Essiambre, B. Mikkelsen, and G. Raybon, “Intra-channel cross-phase modulation and four-wave mixing in high-speed TDM systems,” Electron. Lett.35, 1576–1578 (1999).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

Y. Zhou, Q. Li, K. K. Y Cheung, S. Yang, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “All-fiber based ultrashort pulse generation and chirped pulse amplification through parametric processes,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.22, 1330–1332 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. of SPIE (1)

L. Grüner-Nielsen and B. Pálsdóttir, “Highly nonlinear fibers for very wideband supercontinuum generation,” Proc. of SPIE6873, 68731B (2008).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

Y. Zhou, K. K. Y. Cheung, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “Experimental demonstration of fiber optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification,” Proc. SPIE7582, 75820T (2010).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, New York, 2006).

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Experimental setup of the FOPCPA for the pulses dynamic characterization. (b) Autocorrelation trace of the 400 fs input pulse. (c) CW FOPA gain for two different pump levels (the vertical line indicates the signal central wavelength). (d) compressed output pulse autocorrelation measured with the pump signal switched off.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Pulsewidth of the amplified signal as a function of pump power at the input of the HNLF in the saturated (Ps = −7 dBm) and unsaturated (Ps = −27 dBm) regimes. The insets show selected autocorrelation traces. (b) Corresponding measured on/off gain.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optical spectra measured at the output of the HNLF with the pump switched off and on (Pp = 29 dBm) for Ps = −27 dBm and Ps = −7 dBm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Pulsewidths of the amplified signal as a function of the signal input average power with a pump power of 29 dBm. The insets show selected autocorrelation traces. (b) Corresponding measured on/off gain.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Experimental setup of the FOPCPA for the amplification of the 400 fs pulses with a pump input power of 29 dBm and signal input average power of −27 dBm.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Optical signal spectra measured at the output of the HNLF (solid line) and at the output of the filtering stage (dash-dot line) with the pump switched off.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Optical spectra measured at the output of the HNLF with the pump switched off (dashed blue line) and on (solid black line) with a pump power of 29 dBm.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Autocorrelation traces of the signal (a) at the input of the SSMF, corresponding to a pulsewidth of 400 fs and (b) at the output of the DCF, corresponding to a pulsewidth of 500 fs.

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