Abstract

We demonstrate tunable all-optical pulse compression and stretching via doublet Brillouin gain lines in an optical fiber. Tunable pulse compression or a stretching ratio of 1.47–0.43 accompanying a time delay is achieved by controlling the separation between two gain lines, for an input pulse train with a 40ns width and a repetition rate of 5MHz, in a 4km silica fiber with a fixed pump power of 88.1mW. The limitation of this pulse compressor or stretcher is also discussed.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for pulse compression and stretching via doublet Brillouin gain lines. Inset, schematic of the doublet Brillouin gain lines for generating tunable all-optical pulse compression and stretching.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Dependence of the amplified output probe-pulse shape on the modulation frequency ( 0 25 MHz ) of the MZM was measured when the Brillouin pump power was set at 80.1 mW (the Brillouin pump power was set at 40 mW for the modulation frequency of 0 Hz ). (a) Inset, dependence of the Brillouin gain profile on the modulation frequency of the MZM when the Brillouin pump power was set at 40 mW (the Brillouin pump power was set at 20 mW for the modulation frequency of 0 Hz ). (b) Dependence of the pulse stretching or compression ratio on the relative time delay.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Dependence of the amplified output probe pulse shape on the modulation frequency ( 30 40 MHz ) of the MZM was measured when the Brillouin pump power was set at 80.1 mW .

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