Abstract

We demonstrate, both numerically and experimentally, adiabatic soliton spectral compression in a dispersion- increasing fiber (DIF). We show that a positively chirped pulse provides better spectral compression in a DIF with a large anomalous dispersion ramp. An experimental spectral compression ratio of 15.5 is obtained using 350fs positively chirped input pulse centered at 1.5μm. A 30nm wavelength tuning ability is experimentally achieved.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Z. Jiang, C.-B. Huang, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Nat. Photon. 1, 463 (2007).
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J. Limpert, T. Gabler, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B 74, 191 (2002).
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Itoh, K.

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Jiang, Z.

Z. Jiang, C.-B. Huang, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Nat. Photon. 1, 463 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Keiding, S. R.

Leaird, D. E.

C.-B. Huang, S.-G. Park, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Opt. Express 16, 2520 (2008).
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Li, H.

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Liang, R.

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Liem, A.

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[CrossRef]

Liu, Y.

R. Liang, X. Zhou, Z. Zhang, Z. Qin, H. Li, and Y. Liu, Opt. Fiber Technol. 15, 438 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Nakazawa, M.

Nishizawa, N.

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Ozeki, Y.

Park, S.-G.

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Tamura, K. R.

Thøgersen, J.

Tünnermann, A.

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[CrossRef]

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Washburn, B. R.

Weiner, A. M.

Zellmer, H.

J. Limpert, T. Gabler, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B 74, 191 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Z.

R. Liang, X. Zhou, Z. Zhang, Z. Qin, H. Li, and Y. Liu, Opt. Fiber Technol. 15, 438 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zheltikov, A. M.

Zhou, X.

R. Liang, X. Zhou, Z. Zhang, Z. Qin, H. Li, and Y. Liu, Opt. Fiber Technol. 15, 438 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, L.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

J. Limpert, T. Gabler, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B 74, 191 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Nat. Photon. (1)

Z. Jiang, C.-B. Huang, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Nat. Photon. 1, 463 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Fiber Technol. (1)

R. Liang, X. Zhou, Z. Zhang, Z. Qin, H. Li, and Y. Liu, Opt. Fiber Technol. 15, 438 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (6)

Other (1)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 4th ed.(Academic, 2007).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Calculated evolutions of adiabatic soliton spectral compression for (a) transform-limited and (b) positively chirped pulses.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Schematic experimental setup: MLFL, mode-locked fiber laser; DCF, dispersion-compensating fiber; PM, powermeter. (b) Initial laser spectrum. (c) Calculated (solid curve) and experimental (circles) intensity autocorrelation traces of the DIF input pulse.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

DIF outputs: (a), (b) experimental and calculated compressed spectra and (c) experimental (triangles) and calculated (solid curve) intensity cross-correlation traces.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Wavelength-tunable spectral compression: (a) experimental and (b) calculated optical spectra for the average power values labeled.

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