Abstract

We study the shaping of picosecond-duration optical pulses by the intensity-dependent transmission characteristics of a fiber loop mirror in the normally dispersive region. Experimental results for sech2 intensity input profiles are in good agreement with the theoretical predictions. In addition, input pulses with substantial background radiation emerge both compressed and pedestal free.

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  1. N. J. Doran, D. Wood, Opt. Lett. 13, 56 (1988).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  2. N. J. Doran, D. S. Forrester, B. K. Nayar, Electron. Lett. 25, 267 (1989).
    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  7. K. Smith, L. F. Mollenauer, Opt. Lett. 14, 1284 (1989).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  8. L. F. Mollenauer, R. H. Stolen, J. P. Gordon, W. J. Tomlinson, Opt. Lett. 8, 289 (1983).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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1990 (1)

1989 (3)

1988 (2)

1983 (1)

Blow, K. J.

K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, B. K. Nayar, B. P. Nelson, Opt. Lett. 15, 248 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, B. K. Nayar, Opt. Lett. 14, 754 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. K. Nayar, K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, “All-optical switching in nonlinear fiber loop mirrors,” J. Opt. Comput. Process. (to be published).

Doran, N. J.

K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, B. K. Nayar, B. P. Nelson, Opt. Lett. 15, 248 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. J. Doran, D. S. Forrester, B. K. Nayar, Electron. Lett. 25, 267 (1989).
[Crossref]

K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, B. K. Nayar, Opt. Lett. 14, 754 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. J. Doran, D. Wood, Opt. Lett. 13, 56 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. K. Nayar, K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, “All-optical switching in nonlinear fiber loop mirrors,” J. Opt. Comput. Process. (to be published).

K. Smith, N. J. Doran, P. G. J. Wigley, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CFH4.

Forrester, D. S.

N. J. Doran, D. S. Forrester, B. K. Nayar, Electron. Lett. 25, 267 (1989).
[Crossref]

Gordon, J. P.

Mollenauer, L. F.

Nayar, B. K.

K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, B. K. Nayar, B. P. Nelson, Opt. Lett. 15, 248 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. J. Doran, D. S. Forrester, B. K. Nayar, Electron. Lett. 25, 267 (1989).
[Crossref]

K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, B. K. Nayar, Opt. Lett. 14, 754 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. K. Nayar, K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, “All-optical switching in nonlinear fiber loop mirrors,” J. Opt. Comput. Process. (to be published).

Nelson, B. P.

Smith, K.

K. Smith, L. F. Mollenauer, Opt. Lett. 14, 1284 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. F. Mollenauer, K. Smith, Opt. Lett. 13, 675 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. Smith, N. J. Doran, P. G. J. Wigley, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CFH4.

Stolen, R. H.

Tomlinson, W. J.

Wigley, P. G. J.

K. Smith, N. J. Doran, P. G. J. Wigley, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CFH4.

Wood, D.

Electron. Lett. (1)

N. J. Doran, D. S. Forrester, B. K. Nayar, Electron. Lett. 25, 267 (1989).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (6)

Other (2)

K. Smith, N. J. Doran, P. G. J. Wigley, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CFH4.

B. K. Nayar, K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, “All-optical switching in nonlinear fiber loop mirrors,” J. Opt. Comput. Process. (to be published).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Plot of Pt versus Pi with L = λAeff/n2 = 1 and α = 0.4. The lower dashed line represents T = 0.04, and the upper dashed line represents T = 1.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Intensity profiles (upper curves) and the corresponding autocorrelations (lower curves) of (a) sech2 intensity input pulses and transmitted pulses for (b) Pi = 3, (c) Pi = 4, (d) Pi = 5, (e) Pi = 6, and (f) Pi = 8 (arbitrary time units).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) sech2 intensity pulse profiles with 10% noise component (upper curve) and corresponding autocorrelation (lower curve), (b) The filtered pulse for PiL = 2.5 (arbitrary time units).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelation traces of (a) input pulses and transmitted pulses for peak powers of (b) 21 W, (c) 27 W, (d) 37 W, (e) 43 W, and (f) 48 W.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Autocorrelation traces of (a) input pulses and (b) pedestal-free pulses transmitted through the loop (5 psec/horizontal division).

Equations (2)

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T = P t P i = 1 2 α ( 1 α ) [ 1 + cos ( 1 2 α ) ϕ ] ,
T = T L ( 1 2 α ( 1 α ) { 1 + cos [ ( 1 α ) T L α ] ϕ } ) ,

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