Abstract

We report the observation of accumulated photon echo in Er-doped fibers. We also demonstrate time reversal and autoconvolution of femtosecond pulses, which suggest that Er-doped fibers are a promising medium for femtosecond time-domain optical signal processing.

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1990 (1)

E. Desurvire, J. L. Zyskind, J. R. Simpson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 246 (1990).
[Crossref]

1989 (1)

1987 (1)

1983 (3)

N. W. Carlson, L. J. Rothberg, A. G. Yodh, W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Lett. 8, 483 (1983);N. W. Carlson, Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1572 (1984);Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, N. W. Carlson, T. W. Mossberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 714 (1994);W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 65, 185 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Rebane, R. Kaarli, P. Saari, A. Anijalg, K. Timpmann, Opt. Commun. 47, 173 (1983);A. Rebane, J. Aaviksoo, J. Kuhl, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 93 (1989).
[Crossref]

J. Hegarthy, M. M. Broer, B. Golding, J. R. Simpson, J. B. MacChesney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, 2033 (1983).
[Crossref]

1982 (1)

1981 (1)

W H. Hesselink, D. A. Wiersma, J. Chem. Phys. 75, 4192 (1981).
[Crossref]

Andrejco, M. J.

M. A. Saifi, M. J. Andrejco, W. I. Way, A. Von Lehman, A. Y. Yan, C. Lin, F. Bilodeau, K. O. Hill, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 4 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper FA6.

Anijalg, A.

A. Rebane, R. Kaarli, P. Saari, A. Anijalg, K. Timpmann, Opt. Commun. 47, 173 (1983);A. Rebane, J. Aaviksoo, J. Kuhl, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 93 (1989).
[Crossref]

Babbitt, W. R.

Bilodeau, F.

M. A. Saifi, M. J. Andrejco, W. I. Way, A. Von Lehman, A. Y. Yan, C. Lin, F. Bilodeau, K. O. Hill, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 4 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper FA6.

Broer, M. M.

J. Hegarthy, M. M. Broer, B. Golding, J. R. Simpson, J. B. MacChesney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, 2033 (1983).
[Crossref]

Carlson, N. W.

Desurvire, E.

E. Desurvire, J. L. Zyskind, J. R. Simpson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 246 (1990).
[Crossref]

Golding, B.

J. Hegarthy, M. M. Broer, B. Golding, J. R. Simpson, J. B. MacChesney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, 2033 (1983).
[Crossref]

Hegarthy, J.

J. Hegarthy, M. M. Broer, B. Golding, J. R. Simpson, J. B. MacChesney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, 2033 (1983).
[Crossref]

Hesselink, W H.

W H. Hesselink, D. A. Wiersma, J. Chem. Phys. 75, 4192 (1981).
[Crossref]

Hill, K. O.

M. A. Saifi, M. J. Andrejco, W. I. Way, A. Von Lehman, A. Y. Yan, C. Lin, F. Bilodeau, K. O. Hill, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 4 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper FA6.

Kaarli, R.

A. Rebane, R. Kaarli, P. Saari, A. Anijalg, K. Timpmann, Opt. Commun. 47, 173 (1983);A. Rebane, J. Aaviksoo, J. Kuhl, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 93 (1989).
[Crossref]

Kachru, R.

Kim, M. K.

Lin, C.

M. A. Saifi, M. J. Andrejco, W. I. Way, A. Von Lehman, A. Y. Yan, C. Lin, F. Bilodeau, K. O. Hill, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 4 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper FA6.

MacChesney, J. B.

J. Hegarthy, M. M. Broer, B. Golding, J. R. Simpson, J. B. MacChesney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, 2033 (1983).
[Crossref]

Mossberg, T. W.

Pinto, J. F.

Pollock, C. R.

Rebane, A.

A. Rebane, R. Kaarli, P. Saari, A. Anijalg, K. Timpmann, Opt. Commun. 47, 173 (1983);A. Rebane, J. Aaviksoo, J. Kuhl, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 93 (1989).
[Crossref]

Rothberg, L. J.

Saari, P.

A. Rebane, R. Kaarli, P. Saari, A. Anijalg, K. Timpmann, Opt. Commun. 47, 173 (1983);A. Rebane, J. Aaviksoo, J. Kuhl, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 93 (1989).
[Crossref]

Saifi, M. A.

M. A. Saifi, M. J. Andrejco, W. I. Way, A. Von Lehman, A. Y. Yan, C. Lin, F. Bilodeau, K. O. Hill, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 4 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper FA6.

Simpson, J. R.

E. Desurvire, J. L. Zyskind, J. R. Simpson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 246 (1990).
[Crossref]

J. Hegarthy, M. M. Broer, B. Golding, J. R. Simpson, J. B. MacChesney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, 2033 (1983).
[Crossref]

Timpmann, K.

A. Rebane, R. Kaarli, P. Saari, A. Anijalg, K. Timpmann, Opt. Commun. 47, 173 (1983);A. Rebane, J. Aaviksoo, J. Kuhl, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 93 (1989).
[Crossref]

Von Lehman, A.

M. A. Saifi, M. J. Andrejco, W. I. Way, A. Von Lehman, A. Y. Yan, C. Lin, F. Bilodeau, K. O. Hill, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 4 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper FA6.

Way, W. I.

M. A. Saifi, M. J. Andrejco, W. I. Way, A. Von Lehman, A. Y. Yan, C. Lin, F. Bilodeau, K. O. Hill, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 4 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper FA6.

Wiersma, D. A.

W H. Hesselink, D. A. Wiersma, J. Chem. Phys. 75, 4192 (1981).
[Crossref]

Yakymyshyn, C. P.

Yan, A. Y.

M. A. Saifi, M. J. Andrejco, W. I. Way, A. Von Lehman, A. Y. Yan, C. Lin, F. Bilodeau, K. O. Hill, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 4 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper FA6.

Yodh, A. G.

Zyskind, J. L.

E. Desurvire, J. L. Zyskind, J. R. Simpson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 246 (1990).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

E. Desurvire, J. L. Zyskind, J. R. Simpson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 246 (1990).
[Crossref]

J. Chem. Phys. (1)

W H. Hesselink, D. A. Wiersma, J. Chem. Phys. 75, 4192 (1981).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Rebane, R. Kaarli, P. Saari, A. Anijalg, K. Timpmann, Opt. Commun. 47, 173 (1983);A. Rebane, J. Aaviksoo, J. Kuhl, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 93 (1989).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

J. Hegarthy, M. M. Broer, B. Golding, J. R. Simpson, J. B. MacChesney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, 2033 (1983).
[Crossref]

Other (1)

M. A. Saifi, M. J. Andrejco, W. I. Way, A. Von Lehman, A. Y. Yan, C. Lin, F. Bilodeau, K. O. Hill, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 4 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper FA6.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for observation of photon echo in an Er-doped fiber. APM CCL, additive-pulse mode-locked color-center laser; BS's, beam splitters; M's, mirrors; PM, photomultiplier; SHG, second-harmonic generator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Cross-correlation signal showing the two excitation pulses, separated by 25 ps, and the echo signal. The echo is amplified 40 times compared with the excitation pulses.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Echo experiment with a double-peaked leading pulse in which the echo is a time-reversed replica of the leading pulse. Distortion is caused by higher-order saturation effects.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Echo experiment with a double-peaked trailing pulse. The triple-peaked echo is the autoconvolution of the second pulse.

Equations (1)

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T echo = 2 2 ln 2 π λ 2 c Δ λ .

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