Abstract

Short femtosecond pulses at 1054 nm are stretched up to 400 ps by long broadband chirped-fiber Bragg gratings. The temporal profile of the reflected pulses is measured with a cross-correlation scheme. The advantage of this technique over the usual spectral measurements is its high sensitivity, since the temporal profile of reflected pulses is revealed to be strongly affected by the presence of defects in the grating. We show that this method is a good test of the quality of fiber Bragg gratings.

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Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Galvanauskas, M. E. Fermann, D. Harter, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1053 (1995).
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Bell Syst. Tech. J. (1)

H. Kogelnik, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 55, 2909 (1969).
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A. Boskovic, M. J. Guy, S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, and R. Kahyap, Electron. Lett. 31, 877 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 59 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

L. R. Chen, S. D. Benjamin, P. W. E. Smith, and J. E. Sipe, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1503 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
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Opt. Lett. (1)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: λ/2, half-wave plate; P1, P2, polarizers; f1, first arm modulation frequency; f2, second arm modulation frequency; PM, photomultiplier. BBO, β-barium borate; PC, personal computer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental temporal profile of the pulse reflected by a nonapodized chirped grating.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Simulated pulse shape reflected by a nonapodized chirped grating: (a) without defects, (b) with defects.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Temporal profile of the pulses reflected by an apodized chirped grating: (a) experimental, (b) simulated with defects.

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