Abstract

A temporal shortening by a factor higher than 10 of subnanosecond pulses launched into a low-birefringence optical fiber is achieved by polarization filtering at the output. By means of the theoretical approach, in good agreement with experimental measurements, the impact of the nonlinear polarization rotation and of the coherent coupling phenomena is pointed out.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. Inset, laser pulse profiles. SMF, single-mode fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output pulse temporal profiles for different input peak powers: (a) 130 W , (b) 520 W , (c) 930 W , (d) 1370 W , (e) 1810 W , (f) 2310 W . (g) Spectral profile of the shortest pulse shown in (f).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Transmission coefficient of the device of Fig. 1. (b) Time profile of the output pulse versus the input power, computed taking into account (solid curve) and neglecting (dashed curve) coherent coupling (CC).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulses time profile. Numerical fiber input (dotted curve), simulated (dashed curve), and experimental (dashed–dotted curve) fiber output pulses. Experimental output pulse downstream a second polarization filtering stage (simulation, solid curve).

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A x z + β 1 x A x z + i β 2 2 2 A x t 2 + α 2 A x = i γ ( A x 2 + 2 3 A y 2 ) A x + i γ 3 A x * A y 2 exp ( 2 i Δ β z ) ,

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