Abstract

We describe the use of a mode-locked color-center laser to demonstrate nearly distortionless propagation of ~5-psec-wide, Fourier-transform-limited pulses, at or near the zero-dispersion wavelength, in two fused-silica, single-mode fibers of 0.76- and 2.5-km length, respectively. We also report the detection of sharply defined cross correlations between pulses directly from the laser and those that had been delayed many microseconds by passage through a fiber.

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1978 (5)

1977 (5)

1975 (2)

D. B. Keck, R. D. Maurer, Opt. Laser Technol. 7, 229 (1975).
[CrossRef]

E. P. Ippen, C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 27, 488 (1975). See Fig. 1.
[CrossRef]

1971 (1)

Beisser, F. A.

Bloom, D. M.

Cohen, L. G.

DelGaudio, A. M.

Fork, R. L.

Guggenheim, H.

L. F. Mollenauer, D. M. Bloom, H. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 506 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E. P.

E. P. Ippen, C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 27, 488 (1975). See Fig. 1.
[CrossRef]

Jurgensen, K.

Kapron, F. P.

Keck, D. B.

D. B. Keck, R. D. Maurer, Opt. Laser Technol. 7, 229 (1975).
[CrossRef]

F. P. Kapron, D. B. Keck, Appl. Opt. 10, 1519 (1971).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lin, C.

R. H. Stolen, C. Lin, Phys. Rev. A 17, 1448 (1978).
[CrossRef]

L. G. Cohen, C. Lin, Appl. Opt. 16, 3136 (1977).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Maurer, R. D.

D. B. Keck, R. D. Maurer, Opt. Laser Technol. 7, 229 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Miyagi, M.

Mollenauer, L. F.

Nighida, S.

Shank, C. V.

E. P. Ippen, C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 27, 488 (1975). See Fig. 1.
[CrossRef]

Stolen, R. H.

R. H. Stolen, C. Lin, Phys. Rev. A 17, 1448 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Unger, H. G.

H. G. Unger, Arch. Elektron. Übertragungstech. 31, 518 (1977).

Appl. Opt. (6)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

L. F. Mollenauer, D. M. Bloom, H. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 506 (1978).
[CrossRef]

E. P. Ippen, C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 27, 488 (1975). See Fig. 1.
[CrossRef]

Arch. Elektron. Übertragungstech. (1)

H. G. Unger, Arch. Elektron. Übertragungstech. 31, 518 (1977).

Electron. Lett. (1)

F. P. Kapron, Electron. Lett. 13, 97 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

D. B. Keck, R. D. Maurer, Opt. Laser Technol. 7, 229 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

R. H. Stolen, C. Lin, Phys. Rev. A 17, 1448 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

We have seen considerably greater broadening at higher power levels, as expected from the effects of self-phase modulation. Similar power-dependent effects were seen in the 760-m fiber, also at wavelengths well removed from the zero-dispersion point.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the apparatus. Output mirror of the color-center laser is located between the two prisms. For other details, see text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Results of pulse transmission experiments with 760-m fiber. a, Autocorrelation trace of laser output; b, autocorrelation trace of fiber output; c, combined autocorrelation and cross-correlation traces (see text).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pulse broadening in 2.5-km-long fiber resulting from linear dispersion. a, Autocorrelation trace of fiber output; b, autocorrelation trace of fiber output (see text).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Results of dispersion measurement using cross-correlation techniques (see text).

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τ = τ 1 + ( 1.47 L D λ 2 τ 2 ) 2 ,

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