Abstract

Taking advantage of the combination of stimulated Raman scattering and nonlinear polarization rotation in a single-mode optical fiber, a temporal reshaping of subnanosecond pulses is achieved by means of both spectral and polarization filtering. Shortening of 650ps down to 43ps temporally and spectrally stable pulses is experimentally obtained. Numerical simulations supporting this new temporal filtering are presented.

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2003 (1)

W. Drexler, Proc. SPIE 5140 (2003).

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1987 (1)

K. J. Blow and D. Wood, J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2665 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

J. A. C. Weidman and B. M. Herbst, SIAM (Soc. Ind. Appl. Math.) J. Numer. Anal. 23, 485 (1986).

1983 (1)

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic, 2001).

Balant, A. C.

Blandin, P.

P. Blandin, F. Druon, M. Hanna, S. Lévêque-Fort, M. P. Fontaine-Aupart, C. Lesvigne, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, and P. Georges, in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper IE_8.

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K. J. Blow and D. Wood, J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2665 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Couderc, V.

M. Okuno, H. Kano, P. Leproux, V. Couderc, and H. Hamaguchi, Opt. Lett. 33, 923 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Doutre, D. Pagnoux, V. Couderc, A. Tonello, B. Vergne, and A. Jalocha, Opt. Lett. 33, 1789 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Blandin, F. Druon, M. Hanna, S. Lévêque-Fort, M. P. Fontaine-Aupart, C. Lesvigne, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, and P. Georges, in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper IE_8.

Doutre, F.

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Druon, F.

P. Blandin, F. Druon, M. Hanna, S. Lévêque-Fort, M. P. Fontaine-Aupart, C. Lesvigne, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, and P. Georges, in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper IE_8.

Fontaine-Aupart, M. P.

P. Blandin, F. Druon, M. Hanna, S. Lévêque-Fort, M. P. Fontaine-Aupart, C. Lesvigne, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, and P. Georges, in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper IE_8.

Georges, P.

P. Blandin, F. Druon, M. Hanna, S. Lévêque-Fort, M. P. Fontaine-Aupart, C. Lesvigne, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, and P. Georges, in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper IE_8.

Grischkowsky, D.

Hamaguchi, H.

Hanna, M.

P. Blandin, F. Druon, M. Hanna, S. Lévêque-Fort, M. P. Fontaine-Aupart, C. Lesvigne, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, and P. Georges, in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper IE_8.

Herbst, B. M.

J. A. C. Weidman and B. M. Herbst, SIAM (Soc. Ind. Appl. Math.) J. Numer. Anal. 23, 485 (1986).

Jalocha, A.

Kano, H.

Leproux, P.

M. Okuno, H. Kano, P. Leproux, V. Couderc, and H. Hamaguchi, Opt. Lett. 33, 923 (2008).
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P. Blandin, F. Druon, M. Hanna, S. Lévêque-Fort, M. P. Fontaine-Aupart, C. Lesvigne, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, and P. Georges, in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper IE_8.

Lesvigne, C.

P. Blandin, F. Druon, M. Hanna, S. Lévêque-Fort, M. P. Fontaine-Aupart, C. Lesvigne, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, and P. Georges, in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper IE_8.

Lévêque-Fort, S.

P. Blandin, F. Druon, M. Hanna, S. Lévêque-Fort, M. P. Fontaine-Aupart, C. Lesvigne, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, and P. Georges, in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper IE_8.

Nikolaus, B.

Okuno, M.

Pagnoux, D.

Ranka, J. K.

Stentz, A. J.

Tonello, A.

Vergne, B.

Weidman, J. A. C.

J. A. C. Weidman and B. M. Herbst, SIAM (Soc. Ind. Appl. Math.) J. Numer. Anal. 23, 485 (1986).

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Wood, D.

K. J. Blow and D. Wood, J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2665 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. J. Blow and D. Wood, J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2665 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Proc. SPIE (1)

W. Drexler, Proc. SPIE 5140 (2003).

SIAM (Soc. Ind. Appl. Math.) J. Numer. Anal. (1)

J. A. C. Weidman and B. M. Herbst, SIAM (Soc. Ind. Appl. Math.) J. Numer. Anal. 23, 485 (1986).

Other (2)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic, 2001).

P. Blandin, F. Druon, M. Hanna, S. Lévêque-Fort, M. P. Fontaine-Aupart, C. Lesvigne, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, and P. Georges, in CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper IE_8.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup used to reduce pulse duration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Numerical simulations: temporal profile (upper row) and spectrum (lower row) of the input (left column) and output (right column) pulses. Gray curves, raw pulse; black curves, pulse at 1064 nm . Inset, detailed output spectrum around 1064 nm .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Numerical simulations: (a) temporal and (b) spectral profiles of the Raman depleted pulse before (gray curve) and after polarization filtering (black curve).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental temporal profile: (a) input pulse, (b) output pulse at 1064 nm after Raman depletion, (c) polarization filtering of (b), (d) polarization filtering of (b) with higher input power exacerbating Raman depletion asymmetry.

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A x z + β 1 x A x t + i β 2 2 2 A x t 2 + α 2 A x = i γ [ ( 1 f R ) ( ( A x 2 + 2 3 A y 2 ) A x + A x * A y 2 3 e 2 i Δ β z ) + f R ( ( A x 2 + A y 2 ) h R ) A x ] ,

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