Abstract

The Raman shift of a subpicosecond soliton in 100 m of fiber is controlled adaptively by pulse shaping before launching into the fiber. We use a deformable-mirror-based shaper to control the spectral phase of the input pulse. Wavelength tuning of the output pulse is also demonstrated.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

Ahmad, F. R.

D. G. Ouzounov, F. R. Ahmad, D. Muller, N. Venkataraman, M. T. Gallagher, M. G. Thomas, J. Silcox, K. W. Koch, and A. L. Gaeta, Science 301, 1702 (2003).
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K. J. Blow and D. Wood, Opt. Commun. 58, 349 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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Gaeta, A. L.

D. G. Ouzounov, F. R. Ahmad, D. Muller, N. Venkataraman, M. T. Gallagher, M. G. Thomas, J. Silcox, K. W. Koch, and A. L. Gaeta, Science 301, 1702 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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D. G. Ouzounov, F. R. Ahmad, D. Muller, N. Venkataraman, M. T. Gallagher, M. G. Thomas, J. Silcox, K. W. Koch, and A. L. Gaeta, Science 301, 1702 (2003).
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Koch, K. W.

D. G. Ouzounov, F. R. Ahmad, D. Muller, N. Venkataraman, M. T. Gallagher, M. G. Thomas, J. Silcox, K. W. Koch, and A. L. Gaeta, Science 301, 1702 (2003).
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Kumar, P.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nakazawa, M.

Nakkeeran, K.

Omenetto, F. G.

Ouzounov, D. G.

D. G. Ouzounov, F. R. Ahmad, D. Muller, N. Venkataraman, M. T. Gallagher, M. G. Thomas, J. Silcox, K. W. Koch, and A. L. Gaeta, Science 301, 1702 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rabitz, H.

R. S. Judson and H. Rabitz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1500 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sarro, P. M.

Silcox, J.

D. G. Ouzounov, F. R. Ahmad, D. Muller, N. Venkataraman, M. T. Gallagher, M. G. Thomas, J. Silcox, K. W. Koch, and A. L. Gaeta, Science 301, 1702 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Taylor, A. J.

Tchofo Dinda, P.

Thomas, M. G.

D. G. Ouzounov, F. R. Ahmad, D. Muller, N. Venkataraman, M. T. Gallagher, M. G. Thomas, J. Silcox, K. W. Koch, and A. L. Gaeta, Science 301, 1702 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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R. Trebino, Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating: the Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses (Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2002).

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D. G. Ouzounov, F. R. Ahmad, D. Muller, N. Venkataraman, M. T. Gallagher, M. G. Thomas, J. Silcox, K. W. Koch, and A. L. Gaeta, Science 301, 1702 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

K. J. Blow and D. Wood, Opt. Commun. 58, 349 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

R. S. Judson and H. Rabitz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1500 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

A. M. Weiner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 1929 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

D. G. Ouzounov, F. R. Ahmad, D. Muller, N. Venkataraman, M. T. Gallagher, M. G. Thomas, J. Silcox, K. W. Koch, and A. L. Gaeta, Science 301, 1702 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (2)

M. Wall, GAlib C++ library, http://lancet.mit.edu/ga/ .

R. Trebino, Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating: the Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses (Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2002).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for the adaptive control of femtosecond soliton self-frequency shift in a fiber. Spectrally resolved second-harmonic generation (SHG) is used as feedback to the GA. OPO, optical parametric oscillator; λ/2, half-wave plate; Pol, polarizer; PC, polarization controller; PD, photodiode.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output pulse FROG traces for (a) TL input pulse of 100-fs duration, (b) feedback optimized pulse, and (c) linearly chirped pulse. The gray scale is logarithmic.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

GA performance, with the filled circles and error bars signifying the average achievement and standard deviation, respectively, in each generation and the solid curves showing the best and worst achievements per generation. Inset, optimized input pulse spectral phase and intensity distributions.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

FROG traces of the output pulse with a specified amount of Raman self-frequency shift: (a) optimized at 793 nm, (b) optimized at 815-nm central wavelength. The SH generation wavelength of the pump laser is marked with an arrow.

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