Abstract

We present the experimental realization of a method to generate predetermined, arbitrary pulse shapes after transmission through an optical fiber in the nonlinear regime. The method is based on simulating the reverse propagation of the desired pulse shape in the fiber. First, linear and nonlinear parameters of a single-mode step-index fiber required for the simulation are determined. The calculated pulse shapes are then generated in a pulse shaper.

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2012 (1)

2011 (2)

F. Weise, M. Pawłowska, G. Achazi, and A. Lindinger, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 406 (2011).
[CrossRef]

F. Weise, M. Pawłowska, G. Achazi, and A. Lindinger, J. Opt. 13, 075301 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2009 (2)

F. Frei, A. Galler, and T. Feurer, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 034302 (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. Le, G. Tempea, Z. Cheng, M. Hofer, and A. Stingl, Opt. Express 17, 1240 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

2004 (1)

2003 (2)

M. Tsang, D. Psaltis, and F. G. Omenetto, Opt. Lett. 28, 1873 (2003).
[CrossRef]

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, R. Netz, M. Bischoff, and R. Sauerbrey, Appl. Phys. B 76, 333 (2003).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

Achazi, G.

Agrawal, G.

G. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, 2007).

Bischoff, M.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, R. Netz, M. Bischoff, and R. Sauerbrey, Appl. Phys. B 76, 333 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Canioni, L.

Cardinal, T.

Cheng, Z.

Fargin, E.

Feurer, T.

F. Frei, A. Galler, and T. Feurer, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 034302 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Frei, F.

F. Frei, A. Galler, and T. Feurer, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 034302 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Galler, A.

F. Frei, A. Galler, and T. Feurer, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 034302 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Hacker, M.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, R. Netz, M. Bischoff, and R. Sauerbrey, Appl. Phys. B 76, 333 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Hofer, M.

Larson, A. M.

Le, T.

Lindinger, A.

Milam, D.

Netz, R.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, R. Netz, M. Bischoff, and R. Sauerbrey, Appl. Phys. B 76, 333 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Omenetto, F. G.

Patas, A.

Pawlowska, M.

Psaltis, D.

Rahmat, N.

Santran, S.

Sarger, L.

Sauerbrey, R.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, R. Netz, M. Bischoff, and R. Sauerbrey, Appl. Phys. B 76, 333 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Stingl, A.

Stobrawa, G.

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, R. Netz, M. Bischoff, and R. Sauerbrey, Appl. Phys. B 76, 333 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Tempea, G.

Tsang, M.

Weise, F.

Yeh, A. T.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

G. Stobrawa, M. Hacker, R. Netz, M. Bischoff, and R. Sauerbrey, Appl. Phys. B 76, 333 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys. (1)

F. Frei, A. Galler, and T. Feurer, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 034302 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. (1)

F. Weise, M. Pawłowska, G. Achazi, and A. Lindinger, J. Opt. 13, 075301 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (2)

G. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, 2007).

B. Schmidt, M. Hacker, G. Stobrawa, and T. Feurer, Lab2—a virtual femtosecond laser lab, http://www.lab2.de/ .

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Influence of SPM on the pulse shape depending on pulse energy for (a) varying linear chirp and (b) two subpulses 600 fs apart.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Measured cross-correlation traces of linearly chirped single pulses obtained by reverse propagation (red, solid) and by linear compensation (blue, dashed–dotted) compared to theoretical traces (black, dashed). Inset, corresponding spectra.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Measured cross-correlation traces obtained by reverse propagation (red, solid) and by linear compensation (blue, dashed–dotted) compared to theoretical traces (black, dashed) for double pulses with subpulses with (a) opposite linear chirp and (b) opposite quadratic chirp.

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